In general, prerequisites for the appointment as a tenure track professor are an outstanding doctoral degree and other scientific/academic achievements as all as aptitude in the areas of pedagogy and didactics. The doctorate should not have been completed more than five years ago.
The tenure track model of Paderborn University provides for the following formats:
a. Standard case: W1 tenure track professorships with a fixed-term of six years (junior professorships) with conversion into a permanent W2 professorship
b. Exceptional cases: W2 tenure track professorships with a fixed-term of five years with conversion into a permanent W3 professorship; and W1 tenure track professorships with a fixed-term of six years (junior professorships) with conversion into a permanent W3 professorship
Tenure track professorships are allocated to the group of university professors. This means that they have the same rights and obligations as all professors at Paderborn University. They independently conduct research and teaching activities, participate in academic self-administration and are authorised to supervise doctoral students. The teaching commitment is however less pronounced in W1 professorships than in W2 professorships (4 semester periods per week in the 1st phase, five semester periods per week after the successful completion of the intermediate evaluation).