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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Tenure-Track at HU

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is committed to supporting exceptionally talented individuals at all stages of their career. The Humboldt Talent Track represents a further development of the tenure track professorship and will see it being firmly established as a university-wide career path. The central aim of this initiative is to assist young academics on their way to obtaining a professorship. It constitutes a vital investment in the innovative power and potential of tomorrow’s researchers.


What are the aims?

  • Achieve greater transparency and facilitate career planning
  • Increase responsibility for tenure track professorships at the university level
  • Provide security for young academics on the way to the next stage of their career
  • Make the tenure track more appealing for international applicants by improving compatibility with international career paths
  • Improve equality of opportunity and work-life balance


What is new?

  • Enshrining the structures, procedures and quality standards in the university statutes
  • Making the tenure track career path available at other career levels besides the junior professorship track
  • Rolling out the procedure in all faculties across the whole university
  • Ensuring the procedure is transparent and raising the assessment criteria
  • Improving support for tenure track professors by introducing a mentoring scheme
  • Appointing a central Tenure Track Board to undertake interdisciplinary quality assurance and supervision of the tenure track procedure
  • Incorporating the tenure track professorship into the university’s structural development plan


Humboldt-Universität adopted the tenure track model early on with excellent results. As a participant in the federally funded tenure track programme, Humboldt-Universität embraces the opportunity to offer the tenure track professorship as a fully-fledged career path that is both attractive and sustainable.


Tenure track professors at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin are expected to carry out research and teach, as well as be active on various university committees and acquire leadership and management skills. The concrete requirements out of the framework catalogue will be specified in the course of the appointment process.


More information about the tenure track procedure will be provided on this website in due course.


  • Tenure Track for Junior Professorships at Humboldt-Universität
  • Guideline for the Interim Assessment of Junior Professorships


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