Promotion of Assistant Professors (Tenure Track and non-Tenure Track)
Assistant professors each become qualified for their position, as a rule, by means of a competitive appointments process. This position constitutes a stage in an academic career that may enable a promotion to the rank of an associate or, in certain cases, a full professorship, if their performance in teaching and research meets the requirements.
Assistant Professors are undergoing an mid-term evaluation within the 3rd year after their appointment school-internally based on the RELEAD scheme.
Within their 5th year after their appointment, the end-term evaluation is started. This two step procedure is initiated by the respective school and based on the school specific promotion criteria. In a second step, an interdepartmental Evaluation is conducted by the university's Tenure & Promotion Committee.
The general profile for an Associate Professor is defined according to RELEAD (see below):
Research: Very strong research performance, design and carry out cutting edge research projects, contours of an own distinct research area, published excellent actionable research in international, peer-reviewed journals (or equivalent outlets) in line with the tenure criteria of the school, active in the relevant international academic community, e.g. by presenting papers at international conferences, co-organizing international academic events, and participating in international research projects
Demonstrate good to excellent teaching talent in the teaching areas of the school, participated in course development and/or administration, high student evaluations, supervision of BA and MA theses. If applicable: engagement in executive education
Contribution to the education and promotion of PhD students and support of students and colleagues, experience as a project or research group leader. Optional: Director at a research institute
Attract funding from competitive third parties (SNF / ERC), help improving colleagues’ applications through peer-review. If applicable: attraction of funding from industry partners
Social competences and ability to relate to colleagues at the department, across HSG and to external partners, engage in the life of the school by actively participating in and co-organizing seminars and events
Dissemination and outreach:
Communicate research and findings to relevant audience/outlets, engage in outreach activities with stakeholders and close collaborations with business partners and society and media appearances