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Information about Offers of Appointment

After the appointment is offered…

Following the official offer of appointment the university management contacts the candidate requesting commencement of negotiations. In preparation, the candidate is asked to submit a concept of future teaching and research activities, including the required staffing and resources.

Candidates are usually advised by the dean in advance, also in order to match the concept with the faculty. For questions regarding the organization of negotiations please contact Ms Schernus. If you have questions about the salary (W-scale), civil service law, or performance bonuses you can contact Mr van Eijk. (for contact details see right column)

After the candidate has submitted the concept of future teaching and research activities, a preliminary conversation with all university stakeholders takes place to define the framework for the appointment negotiations.

Contact - Organisation of appointment negotiations

Dagmar Schernus

Referat 08
Room:VWG 2160
Phone: +49-421-218-60851

Contact - Civil Service Law / Salary / Professorships

Daniel van Eijk

Referat 21
Room: VWG 1040
Phone: +49-421-218-60412

The DHV's Hallmark

The DHV's Hallmark for "Fair and transparent appointment negotiations", conferred for five years in October 2017.

Appointment negotiations

The appointment negotiations cover the topics of staffing and resources, professional and personal issues, as well as the salary attached to the professorship to be filled.

Usually the candidate, the Rector, the Director of Finance and Administration, the Dean of the faculty, the faculty’s head of administration, an assistant of the director of Finance and Administration and Dept. 3 (Finance) participate in the negotiations surrounding staffing and resources. Salary negotiations are conducted in a smaller circle.

If desired, Dual Career questions may be addressed during negotiations. You can find a detailed list of items to be addressed in the Guidelines for Appointment Negotiations.

The results are documented and once the negotiations are completed the minutes of the meeting(s) are sent to the candidate and the Dean of the faculty. The candidate will be informed about the result of salary negotiations in a separate confidential letter.

Acceptance or rejection of the offer of appointment

The minutes of the negotiations count as a firm commitment in respect of staffing and resources and should be checked by the candidate as well as by the faculty for completeness and accuracy.

On receipt of the minutes of the negotiations (including any changes and clarifications), and if possible within ten weeks, the candidate should either accept or reject the offered appointment at the University of Bremen.