Appointments at RWTH

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Jan Förster

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Job Offers

Here you can find an overview of the professorships currently available at RWTH Aachen.


Finding the Best, Keeping the Best

RWTH Aachen aims to contribute to the solutions of future global challenges through integrative and interdisciplinary research. This can only happen when we attract the best minds around the world to our University and ideas. For this reason, great attention has been given to any measures that serve to obtain new professors, from publicizing the job to mentoring newly appointed colleagues.

In August 2013, RWTH was the first German university to be awarded the seal of approval from the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV) for its fair and transparent appointment procedures.

RWTH Aachen University also successfully passed the third re-audit process in August 2021, so that it was awarded the DHV seal of approval for fair and transparent appointment procedures for another five years.

The Appointment Officer, the Advisory Team for Appointments as well as the faculties and members of the appointment committees ensure that the process runs fairly and professionally.

The Appointment Officer, Professor Sabine Brück-Dürkop, represents the Rectorate and is responsible for quality assurance and equal opportunities throughout the entire appointment process.

Appointment Policies at RWTH Aachen

RWTH Aachen's appointment procedure stands for equal opportunities, fairness, transparency, and appreciation of the applicants. It is set up to internationalize the professorate and to increase the number of female professors. In order to attain this goal, proactive recruiting and directly addressing highly qualified candidates in Germany and abroad is becoming increasingly important.

RWTH's tenure track professorships are an additional career path, offering an attractive and reliable option for promising early-career researchers.


RWTH Aachen offers comprehensive support to all individuals involved in any phase of the appointment process: from publicizing the position to the appointment procedure to welcoming and accompanying newly appointed professors.


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