In 2016, Germany’s federal states and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) joined forces to enact the Federal Government-Länder joint funding programme for junior academics. The goal of the programme is to pave the way for providing junior academics with secure career paths in academia.
The provision of tenure-track professorships has created a stand-alone career path that guarantees a permanent professorship – following the successful completion of a probationary phase.
So far, 468 professorships have been granted at 34 universities. The first job advertisements have now been published on the www.tenuretrack.de website.
VDI/VDE-IT is supporting the BMBF with the implementation of this Federal Government-Länder programme as part of its project management of the ‘Junior Academics’ programme.