The University of Münster continuously strives to support young academics by providing transparent and dependable working conditions and viable career paths. To this end, it has established a new associate professorship (Juniorprofessur) model with a tenure track for excellent academics while taking into account the various disciplinary cultures at the University. A primary goal is to strengthen gender equality by increasing the proportion of women academics in attractive post-graduate positions and expanding target group-oriented personnel development measures for all junior researchers.
Tenure track model
By introducing the tenure track model, the University Senate established a career path that offers early-career academics transparency and reliability. In addition to meeting cross-disciplinary academic standards, the model ensures a high procedural quality. This is institutionally anchored in concrete procedural processes and measures which will bring about a positive cultural transformation in the long term to the tenure-track career option at the University of Münster.