I have seen many professor are working in a research institute and also a full-time professor at a University. How is it feasible? Are they involve in the dual job and getting a salary from a research institute and university?

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    Some such institutes are part of a university. And sharing relationships are possible in other cases. – Buffy Jul 9 '20 at 23:35
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    @Buffy - not just possible but by design. – Jon Custer Jul 10 '20 at 1:31
  • At least in Germany, non-university research institutes cannot award PhDs. That is one reason why many group leaders at such institutions also have a university affiliation. – user151413 Jul 10 '20 at 22:14

I work at a government research institution in Germany. We consist of a number of institutes.

In the last decade, our president has worked on strengthening ties to close-by universities (we have institutes at different locations). As a result, there are now strategic cooperations in place. The most important one being that new institute leaders simultaneously become full professors (not "full-time professor[s]") at one of these universities. They have teaching duties but are not paid by the university (although they have a budget at the university).

Similar arrangements were in place at another research institution I've previously worked at (and to my knowledge at basically all of them, i.e., Max-Planck, Leibniz, Helmholtz, and Fraunhofer institutes).

  • The not full time is probably the important thing to note here. In fact I think EU worker protection laws put a hard nominal limit of 48h work per week (on average) on everyone, so hiring someone for a second full time position would actually be illegal here. – mlk Jul 10 '20 at 11:43
  • @mlk I don't really know but technically it's probably not even a second position. – Roland Jul 10 '20 at 13:53
  • @Roland Thanks for your answer. – Gautam Shahi Jul 10 '20 at 21:32
  • It is most likely not a second position, but a honorary appointment or the like. Except in setups like the "Jülicher Modell", which is significantly more compicated (but there is still no double salary). – user151413 Jul 10 '20 at 22:15
  • @user151413 It's not honorary. The university has seats in the hiring committee. – Roland Jul 11 '20 at 10:51

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