Requirements/Conditions for the employment of professors

The holders of the professorships are primarily responsible for teaching the related subjects as well as similar learning fields and, if required, basic (research) subjects in the Bachelor and master programs. Besides that, an active involvement in promoting the expansion and development of the respective faculty is expected.

Furthermore, the following formal requirements and conditions for the employment apply:

Besides the guidelines regarding general occupational legislation the conditions of employment in accordance with Article 7 of the Bavarian higher education employment act have to be fulfilled. Those are:

  • successfully completed higher education studies (with at least a Bachelor's degree)
  • a particular ability or talent for academic work, all of which are typically demonstrated by the outstanding quality of the candidate's doctorate
  • pedagogical aptitude
  • exceptional performance and commitment in developing, utilizing and applying scientific knowledge and methods and a total of at least five years of career experience, including at least three years outside the higher education sector
  • in specific cases proof of career experience outside the higher education sector can be made if over a period of at least 5 years a substantial part of the professional activity has been made in a cooperation between the university and non-university research institutions

The Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt is striven to increase the number of employed women, especially in the field of scientific research, and is therefore particularly welcoming applications from women..

The maximum age for the appointment as civil servant is 52.

Severely disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification (see No. 4.4.2. Bayerische Inklusionsrichtlinien (BayInklR)).

Bavarian higher education employment act article 7
Article 7: Employment requirements

Besides the guidelines regarding general occupational legislation the conditions of employment of professors at universities are:

  • successfully completed higher education studies (with at least a Bachelor's degree)
  • pedagogical aptitude
  • a particular ability or talent for academic work, all of which are typically demonstrated by the outstanding quality of the candidate's doctorate
  • additional scientific achievements

In the fields of teacher education lecturers need a degree in secondary school teaching in a respective subject and at least three years teaching experience at a school or a similar educational institution. In addition, proof of further necessary scientific achievements in accordance with sentence 1, number 4 can be a habilitation, a junior professorship or a similar qualifications, acquired outside the higher education sector.

Professors with medical, dental or veterinary duties have to hand in a certificate of medical specialization if available for the relevant field.

 

Besides the guidelines regarding general occupational legislation the conditions of employment of professors at universities of fine arts are:

  • the conditions and requirements stated in paragraph 1, sentence 1, number 1 and 2 and
  • depending on the requirements of the position:
  1. the conditions and requirements stated in paragraph 1, sentence 1, number 3 or
  2. special aptitude for artistic work and depending on the requirements of the position
  3. the conditions and requirements stated in paragraph 1, sentence 1, number 4 or
  4. additional artistic achievements

Due to the particular nature of the subject and the requirements of this job position an exception to sentence 1 can be made in case of interest of the service. Candidates from other scientific fields who however have excellent subject-related knowledge, relevant working experience in the fields required and pedagogical aptitude can be employed as professors as well.

 

Besides the guidelines regarding general occupational legislation the conditions of employment of professors at technical universities are:

  • the conditions and requirements stated in paragraph 1, sentence 1, number 1 and 2
  • depending on the requirements of the position:
  1. the conditions and requirements stated in paragraph 1, sentence 1, number 3 or
  2. special aptitude for artistic work, exceptional performance and commitment in developing, utilizing and applying scientific knowledge and methods and a total of at least five years of career experience after obtaining a university degree, including at least three years outside the higher education sector whereby teaching practice (internship), research assistantship or artistic employment can only be credited up to a total of two years. In specific cases proof of career experience outside the higher education sector can be made if over a period of at least 5 years a substantial part of the professional activity has been made in a cooperation between the university and non-university research institutions.

In justified cases candidates can, contrary to sentence 1, number 3, be employed as professors when the conditions and requirements stated in paragraph 1, sentence 1, number 4 are met or if additional artistic achievements of at least three years outside the higher education sector can be proven. Due to the particular nature of the subject and the requirements of this job position an exception to sentence 1 and 2 can be made in case of interest of the service. Candidates from other scientific fields who, however, have excellent subject-related knowledge, relevant working experience in the fields required and pedagogical aptitude can be employed as professors as well (see article 4, paragraph 2 and article 52 of the German Leistungslaufbahngesetz).