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The appointment procedure briefly explained:

You can view the current status of ongoing appointment procedures in our Appointment Monitor. The appointment procedure at TU Bergakademie Freiberg proceeds in the following procedural steps until an appointment is granted. The legal basis for this is the Sächsisches Hochschulgesetz (SächsHSG), the appointment regulations of TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the tenure track regulations of TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

1. Advertisement of the professorship

At the request of the faculty, the Rectorate decides on the text of the advertisement for a professorship or junior professorship. At the same time, an appointment committee is set up by the Faculty Council after consultation with the Rectorate and a chairperson is appointed by the Rector.

The professorships at TU Bergakademie Freiberg are then advertised internationally via various specialist journals and online portals for a period of at least 4 weeks.

The current advertisements for professorships can be found here.

2. Applicant selection

After the application deadline, the appointment committee has 9 months to draw up a well-founded appointment proposal. This takes place in a multi-stage process.

The appointment committee first makes a pre-selection based on defined selection criteria. The selected applicants are then invited to an academic presentation and a teaching rehearsal (in public) as well as an interview with the appointment committee. At least two external expert opinions are then obtained for the applicants shortlisted by the appointment committee.

3. Appointment proposal

The appointment proposal is drawn up by the appointment committee after evaluation of the expert opinions and is comprehensively justified. The Rector then decides on the progress of the procedure and the Faculty Council approves the Rector's appointment proposal.

4. Appointment award/appointment negotiation

The Rector awards the appointment to one of the candidates on the list and conducts the appointment negotiations in the presence of the responsible Dean and the Head of Human Resources. This requires the submission of a teaching and research concept. Applicants are then sent the offer of appointment.