I will apply for a fixed-term position (max. 6 years contract) at a German university and the part on the necessary documents and information that should be send to the university reads as following:
Please send all required documents (curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, lists of publications and courses taught, details of third-party funding and cooperation arrangements; also include teaching evaluations and plans for future teaching and research) along with a completed application form (see link above)
Hence, it does not mention a letter of motivation. The 'completed application form' is basically a short CV.
Now, I am wondering whether such a letter might not be even necessary, but because I am not very experienced with such applications, I was wondering whether others have seen similar job application descriptions or experiences with such (unmentioned) requirements.