An academic career consists of different qualification phases and may follow different paths. Often, at least twelve years pass between the beginning of a doctoral project and an appointment to a professorship.
Central departments and institutions at JGU as well as contact points of the different disciplines inform doctoral candidates about enrollment, training and educational opportunities and promotion and funding options.
The introduction of junior professorships has created another path to attain the qualifications for a professorship at an early stage enabling postdoctoral researchers to carry out independent research and teaching.
Continuing education courses on teaching-related subjects and the staff training program of JGU’s HR development prepare junior professors for the professional requirements of their positions as academic leaders.
JGU considers quality assurance and development as strategic and sustainable tasks which keep the entirety of JGU’s responsibilities in mind. JGU has a uniquely institutionalized and renowned system to ensure quality.
JGU is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. In the course of currently conducted auditing, a diversity strategy will be developed which will take into account all employees of JGU as well as all aspects of diversity in the long run.
At JGU, women have been systematically promoted for over two decades. In this context, the scientific qualification phase is a crucial field of action for strategic, operational and advisory gender equality activities.
As an international place of research and teaching, JGU is particularly devoted to crossing borders between nations and cultures. This is set out in JGU’s mission statement and reflected by its strong international relations.