The Appointment procedure for professors at a glance

Professors are appointed at TU Wien in a participative process between the faculties, opens an external URL in a new window, the Senate, opens an external URL in a new window and the Rector's Office, opens an external URL in a new window with the support of expertise provided by external referees and experts. This takes time and therefore an appointment procedure lasts approximately one year from the call for applications till the finalisation of the appointment negotiations. The period between the end of the call for applications and the submission of the shortlist of three candidates lasts around 6-8 months for §98 professorships (4-6 months for § 99(4) professorships).

The appointment procedure essentially consists of the FOLLOWING STEPS/PHASES:
1.    Preparation phase:  preparation for the call for applications (initiation and possibly exploratory step)
2.    Call for applications and subsequent initial sitting of the relevant appointments committee. This phase lasts around 2-3 months from the start of the call for applications in the case of § 98 professors (around 1-2 months in the case of § 99(4) professors).
3.    Gathering of experts opinions (the external view) and subsequent sitting of the relevant appointments committee to draw up a list of the most relevant applicants. This phase lasts approximately 3-4 months (§99(4) calls end her with a list of the most suitable candidates).
4.    Conduction of hearings (only for § 98 professors) with the most relevant applicants. Depending on the applicant situation, this is usually around 5-6 people and includes also the subsequent sitting of the relevant appointments committee to draw up a list of the three most suitable candidates, the so-called SHORTLIST (this phase takes up to 3 months).
5.    Appointment negotiations with the Rector.

The CURRENT STATUS OF AN APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE (Preparation, Call for applications, Gathering of expert opinions, Hearings, Appointment negotiations) can be tracked under "Ongoing appointment processes", opens an external URL in a new window., opens an external URL in a new window

The aforementioned APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEES play a key role in each appointment procedure and are appointed by the TU Wien's Senate, opens an external URL in a new window. They consist of representatives from TU Wien from the group of university professors, academic employees and students. The relevant Dean, opens an external URL in a new window (he/she is responsible for the management of one of the eight faculties, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien) and the Dean of Studies may participate to provide information, and also representatives of the Committee on equal treatment, opens an external URL in a new window in an advisory role.