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Karin Schumacher will be Vice-Rector Quality Development

6/6/19 From October 2019, Karin Schumacher (COS) will be Vice-Rector in the rectorate of the university. In that role she will be responsible for quality development and quality culture, as well as for the system accreditation. The Rectorate consists of two full-time members, the Rector and the Kanzler, as well as four part-time Vice-Rectors. [...]

Teaching Certificate & Habilitation

Anyone who plans to apply for an academic position, here in Heidelberg or at another university, should be able to document teaching experience. This can be done by means of a 'Teaching Certificate' (Nachweis Lehrveranstaltungen) that the Faculty provides if you have accomplished a certain amount of teaching. The specific requirements can be found in the following form:

The habilitation is the highest qualification within the academic system in Germany. Although the habilitation is no longer a strict requirement when applying for professorship, the faculty offers the possibility to obtain this qualification and with it the title ‘Privatdozent’. The Habilitation Assembly (Habilitationskonferenz) consists of all professors and lecturers (Privatdozenten) of the Faculty of Bioscience and decides about awarding the habilitation.

The major parts of the procedure that have to be absolved are:

  • Documentation of teaching experience (Teaching Certificate)
  • Habilitations thesis (can be cumulative)
  • Scientific presentation
  • Teaching presentation

The exact rules and regulations with respect to the procedure can be found in the Habilitationsordnung and the Merkblatt zum Habilitationsverfahren (in German, see below).

More information

The Vice-Dean responsible for the procedure is Prof. Jochen Wittbrodt