Human Resources Division

Colin Morgenthal
Tel. +49 6221 54-12500

Mailing address
Postfach 105 760
69047 Heidelberg

Street address
Seminarstraße 2
69117 Heidelberg


Human Resources Division website


Administrative support
Department 5.1: Karin Leyer

Professorship appointments,
W remuneration

Department 5.4: Heike Dollmann

Tenure-Track professorships
Dr. Sita Schanne

Current vacancies
Additional information for international applicants

Heidelberg University:
Welcome Center

Information and service for international scholars at Heidelberg University.

Department 5.4:
Coordination and support of professorship appointment negotiations. There are also additional information about the appointment procedure at Heidelberg University on the website

Research in Germany Externer Inhalt
General Information about Professorships in Germany

Appointment guide

The appointment guide lays down uniform standards of quality assurance for the whole university. It is interactive in order to allow direct navigation to the documents mentioned.

Appointment guide
(PDF; available only in German)

Senate rapporteur checklist
(PDF; available only in German)

(only accessible from the campus network)

Toolbox for appointment procedures

Appointment procedure

 Appointment procedures at Heidelberg University

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Quality of research and teaching at Heidelberg University is inseparably linked with the academic calibre and competence of its professors.
To be sure of attracting outstanding scientists and scholars it must likewise be possible to implement the appointment procedures with a guarantee of quality assurance. Flexibility, a sense of responsibility for the academic community and strategic considerations characterise the action taken during the whole appointment process.


Information for applicants

As a comprehensive university, Heidelberg University uses the opportunities arising from the variety of subject cultures and disciplines for interdisciplinary exchange. Become part of this research-intensive community and play an active role in shaping Ruperto Carola!

Research and teaching at Heidelberg University

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The university is the centre of an excellent research network that includes numerous extra-university research and academic institutions in the research city of Heidelberg and in the region.
Research-oriented teaching, transfer and a research profile based on the four Fields of Focus prepare the ground for an optimum environment for academic inquiry.

Research environment at Heidelberg University

Research profile of Heidelberg University


Mission statement teaching

Junior professorship and Tenure-Track professorship

With the junior professorship and tenure-track professorship, two career pathways in the W1 pay group are open to junior researchers at Heidelberg University. They enable a high degree of academic independence starting during the qualification phase..

Tenure Track Professorship

Statute on the Evaluation of Junior Professors and Tenure-Track Professors


The recruitment phase at Heidelberg University

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Heidelberg University attaches great value to its culture of recruitment and welcome. The appointment services accompany candidates individually during the recruitment and negotiation phase.


Appointment service for professors

Heidelberg University as an employer

ProfessorenHeidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity, and strongly promotes a work-life balance at all career levels. Attractive general conditions and benefits in a dynamic working environment make the university one of the major employers in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region.

Attractive general conditions

Living in Heidelberg

Schloss Luftaufnahme C Heidelberg Marketing 100x100Heidelberg: the name stands for the world-famous castle, the picturesque Old City ensemble, the landscape between the Odenwald and the Rhine Plain – and for Germany’s oldest university and an internationally prominent academic location.

Many different cultural and leisure opportunities, coupled with an excellent infrastructure – also for families – make Heidelberg a very pleasant place to live in.

Living in Heidelberg

Services for families


Information for members of appointment committees and reviewers

Essential elements of a differentiated appointment procedure are equality of opportunity, selection based on principles acknowledging scholarship and merit, and transparency of workflow. This will enable the selection of the most qualified person for the respective professorship. The Human Resources Division is available to answer any questions.

Guide to questions of conflict of interest in appointment procedures (PDF)

Equal opportunity in appointment procedures

The Human Resources Division has put more resources for conducting appointment procedures in a toolbox (see right-hand column).


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