Fast Track to Tenure

Accelerate your rise to the top.

Leibniz University Hannover offers its researchers and academics an excellent and multi-faceted research environment. The university endeavours to promote excellent early-career researchers, recognise suitable professors at an early stage and ensure they remain at Leibniz University Hannover. In order to attract and retain excellent junior research group leaders, the option of a tenure-track professorship shall be offered.

PRECONDITION

You hold a position as a junior research group leader in one of the following funding programmes or your proposal is in the stage of a first draft.

OBJECTIVES

If you meet the above mentioned preconditions, the possibility of a tenure-track professorship can be systematically assessed.

PROCEDURE

The assessment of a potential tenure-track model should begin at an early stage, whilst drafting the application for third-party funding. In order to ensure that the head of the junior research group can be accommodated within the university and faculty core research areas, the tenure assessment must go through several coordination processes between the presidential board, faculty and institute. In addition, several parties within the university will provide advice and support to junior research group leaders with regard to applications, coordination of documents to be submitted (e.g. the declaration of the host institution), aspects of childcare and dual career options, as well as questions concerning residence in Hannover. Applications for positions as head of a junior research group are personally submitted by the candidates to the funding organisations. Two to four years of postdoctoral research experience – often international - and early evidence of personal scientific excellence are usually required. A junior research group should not be located at the university where the applicant has been awarded their doctorate (exception: ERC grant).

If you have questions concerning the fast-track concept at Leibniz University Hannover, please contact our staff at

Contact person

Dr. Sonja Detay
Office hours
Mo. - Do.: vormittags
Address
Brühlstraße 27
30169 Hannover
Building
Room
110
Address
Brühlstraße 27
30169 Hannover
Building
Room
110