Evaluation of Assistant Professors

Assistant professors are individually evaluated at the end of the qualification phase.

In order to be promoted from a fixed term assistant professorship to a tenured associate professorship, it is necessary to fulfill the qualification agreement, which is concluded individually with each assistant professor based on university wide standards. 

  • As a basis for the review, the assistant professor writes a self-evaluation report in which the fulfillment of individual points of the qualification agreement is presented in a plausible and comprehensible manner.
  • Standardized descriptions of the teaching, examination, supervision, publication and third-party funding performance as well as the results of the course evaluations are attached as an appendix.
  • The evaluation itself is carried out by the member of the rectorate responsible for research, with the involvement of the dean/head of the center and usually three representatives of the professors.
  • If necessary (i.e. if individual points of the qualification agreement are not clearly fulfilled), international reviews can be obtained to assess the agreements on research.
  • The result of this examination is sent in written form as a proposal to the rector, who uses this to determine whether the qualification agreement is to be regarded as fulfilled or not.
  • The dedication of the tenure track professorship specified in the advertisement will be reviewed and determined.

The Unit for Quality Assurance: 

  • designs the evaluation process
  • prepares the performance data in research, teaching, examinations, supervision, third-party funds, teaching evaluations
  • researches for reviewers and checks them for potential bias towards the candidate

 The administration of the procedure is carried out by the Tenure Track Team.


Mag. Dr. Michael Hofer

T: +43-1-4277-18010

Claudia Stermsek, BA

T: +43-1-4277-18006