Appointments Support

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Jan Förster

Abteilungsleiter / stellv. Dezernent


+49 241 80 94127



Appointment Process

The appointment process is broken down into the following phases, regardless of they type of professorship (W1, W2, or W3). For further information, please refer to our web page on the Appointment Process in Detail.

  1. Professorship renewal/approval process
  2. The Appointment Committee
  3. List of candidates
  4. Decision by the Rector's Office
  5. Preparation of the appointment negotiations
  6. Appointment negotiations
  7. Acceptance or rejection of the appointment offer

The process is shaped by legal guidelines, such as the Higher Education Act, and numerous internal university regulations, such as the process regulation or appointment regulation. Comprehensive aid (de) is available to the faculties and appointment committees during the appointment process.

Appointment Monitor

Have you applied for an available professorship? The appointment monitor (de) provides you with up to date information about the status of your appointment process. You can view the monitor using the reference number you received upon confirmation that we received your application.


Welcome Service for Professors

The RWTH Aachen Welcome Service for Professors offers newly appointed professors and their families comprehensive support to make their start at RWTH and in Aachen as easy as possible. The Welcome Center gladly serves as the central point of contact and networks and provides technical and skilled advising from the respective service centers. Whether it be activating a central email address, information about funding opportunities and research clusters, or help in finding a job for one's partner via our Dual Career Service: We know who can help you.

Family Services Center and Family-Friendly University

The Family Services Center is an advising and resource center for all university members expecting a child or who are already parents. It significantly contributes to the development of individual and well-fitting supervising strategies, which enables university members to balance family and employment or studies long term.

An important component of the future-oriented promotion of university members is family-friendly human resources management, that include responsible and sensitive treatment of topics such as childcare and care for family members on the part of management. This enables better compatability between family and career, which is simultaneously the first prerequisite for equal treatment of men and women. You can find out more about the topic family-friendly university at RWTH Aachen and the annually awarded prize FAMOS für FAMILIE.

Center for Professional Leadership: Offerings for Professors

With its Program for Professors offered by the Center for Professional Leadership (CPL), RWTH seeks to accompany professors in assuming and managing their different roles as researchers, teachers, and managers. Special services for newly appointed professors within the Starter Kits initiative support them in arriving and settling into their new job at RWTH.

Service for New Appointments from Abroad

RWTH Aachen considers successful integration as one of the most important prerequisites for a successful stay. Newly appointed professors from abroad receive individual support when preparing for their stay as well as upon their arrival in their new environment and in everyday life. Comprehensive and diverse information and services, such as visa and other formalities, language courses, housing, social and family services, as well as recreational possibilities are to make integration easier for internationally mobile professors.

In close collaboration with the International Office, we have compiled some useful information for our new professors from all over the world.


Advising Team

Name Faculty Contact
Christina Bausch
Faculty 1 (Fachgruppe Physik und Chemie
Faculty 3
Faculty 6
Phone: +49 241 80 96235
Martina Rodloff-Dohmen Faculty 1 (Fachgruppe Mathematik, Informatik und Biologie)
Faculty 4
Phone: +49 241 80 94137
Anne Graetz Faculty 2
Faculty 7
Phone: +49 241 80 94132
Andrea Luchte Faculty 5 Phone: +49 241 80 94152
Caroline Groß Faculty 8 Phone: +49 241 80 94129


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