Becoming a junior professor, leading a research group, and completing a Habilitation (salary grade W1) are alternatives to qualify for a tenured professorship (salary grade W2/W3).
Germany implemented the junior professorship in 2002 to help young academics do research and teach without having to complete a Habilitation.
You have completed your doctoral degree with excellent grades? Become an appointed junior professor! The doctoral and working phase prior to applying for a junior professorship should not exceed six years (9 years in medicine).
Check our Appointments Office (page in German only) for jobs at Universität Hamburg