at the RPTU


Professorships have a special significance for excellent science at RPTU. We accompany professors from the application process to retirement with professional support services in a dynamic and strong research environment.

Researching and teaching in a strong community


With an appointment at RPTU, you will become part of a dynamically developing new university that offers you the best possible conditions for excellent research and teaching. The members of the RPTU live an appreciative and collegial cooperation. A culture of short distances and open doors characterizes the cooperation between science, university management and administration.

As a certified family-friendly university, you will receive support in balancing family and professorship and, beyond that, in your further career development.

Appointment Management


Appointments have always been a top priority at the university locations of the RPTU. We attach great importance to making appointment procedures transparent for applicants and bringing them to a speedy conclusion. Our team of employees is always available to answer your questions.






With the tenure-track (junior) professorship, RPTU enables early planning of the scientific career. Upon appointment to such a professorship, transparent qualification goals are agreed upon and documented. If these are achieved during the tenure phase, which usually lasts six years, the professor is appointed to a lifetime professorship.




Continuing education and career development


We support you in coping well with the constantly changing challenges in research, teaching and in your role as a leader. To this end, RPTU offers a wide range of continuing education and training opportunities in interdisciplinary skills and qualifications.




Do you have questions about appeals at RPTU? We help!

The staff of Department 3 and Unit 7 will be happy to help you.


Unit 7 Career Development and Appointments   Department 3 Human Resources