Information for Candidates for Appointment

Appointment Offer

The appointment offer is issued by the Rector of the University of Bremen (in the case of cooperative professorships by the Senator for Environment, Climate and Science). With the appointment offer, a request is made to start the appointment negotiations.

Preparation of the Appointment

After the appointment is offered, the applicant will receive a proposed date for the appointment negotiation and further information regarding the procedure and further steps to be taken.

In preparation of the appointment negotiations, the candidate is asked to submit a concept of future teaching and research activities, including the required staffing and further resources. Candidates are usually advised by the dean in advance, also in order to match the concept with the faculty. In addition to the concept, the candidate should transmit his or her expectations regarding salary as well as a current salary certificate in a separate document.

If you would like to receive support from the Dual Career Welcome Service of the University of Bremen, it is very helpful to include a note to this effect in your documents.

If the professorship is a tenure track professorship, the evaluation criteria will also be defined with the candidate prior to the appointment negotiations. For this purpose, the dean of the faculty will contact the candidate.

Basic conditions in Bremen
Contact person for the organization, preparation and follow-up of appointment negotiations:

Christine Müller

Department 08 - Central Administrative Affairs, Organizational Development
Raum:VWG 2170
Phone: +49-421-218-60866

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Contact person for all questions regarding civil servant and salary law is:

Daniel van Eijk

Unit 21 - Civil Service Law / University Teachers' Law / Appointment Matters
Phone: +49 (0)421 218 60412
E-Mail: daniel.vaneijkprotect me ?!vw-uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

The Appointment Negotiations

The appointment negotiations usually take place in the premises of the Rectorate in the administration building of the University of Bremen. You can find the administration building on the site plan of the University of Bremen. As a rule, the appointment hearing first discusses the equipment of the professorship and then personal matters (e.g. salary, dual career).

Further information on the procedure of appointment negotiations at the University of Bremen can be found in our Guidelines for Appointment Negotiations, which can be accessed here.

After the Appointment Negotiations: Acceptance or Rejection of the Appointment Offer

After receiving the final offer including all details regarding equipment and salary, the candidate should decide for (or against) the appointment offer within the time limit set in the appointment negotiations.

Seal of Approval for Appointment Negotiations

The German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV) has awarded the University of Bremen the seal of approval for fair and transparent appointment negotiations for a further five years. This means the university has successfully passed the re-audit procedure for the second time.

The re-audit procedure is based on the quality seal procedure. Its main basis is a weighted questionnaire with 42 questions as well as additional special re-audit questions that the DHV has developed on the basis of its consulting experience in appointments procedures. The evaluation of the University of Bremen focused on fairness, appreciation, transparency, and reliability in appointment negotiations and renegotiations of professorships. Statements from the reviewed university were also incorporated into the evaluation. In addition, there were interviews with professors appointed to the University of Bremen about their experiences in the appointments procedure and the experience of the DHV legal advisers was also taken into consideration.

Further information that might be useful

Traveling to and Staying in Bremen

If you are traveling via Bremen Central Station or Bremen Airport, you can easily reach the university campus by taking the tram number 6 (direction: "Universität").

There are three hotels in close proximity to the campus:

7THINGS – my basic hotel Bremen

ATLANTIC Hotel Universum

Hotel Munte am Stadtwald

If you wish to receive a reimbursement for travel expenses on the occasion of your appointment negotiations, please contact the head of administration of the respective faculty.

Dual Career Welcome Service

career offer. Even if it is not possible for us to make a firm commitment to a position, we will make every effort to support your partner in finding a job. You can find more information here.

We are also happy to assist you in finding childcare options. You can find more information on childcare options on campus here.

Welcome Guide

The Welcome Centre of the U Bremen Research Alliance welcomes national and international researchers and supports researchers and their families in planning their stay in Bremen and Bremerhaven, regardless of the duration and financing of their stay.

Here you can find further information.