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What if a call for application does not mention a letter of motivation?

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: ...
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Applying in Germany - how far back should the documentary evidence go?

Let's assume that some of your applications go for W2 professorship positions at the German universities of applied sciences. One of such potential employers asks the candidates to supply ...
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Language of application and CV for Junior Professorship in Germany

I am in the process of applying for a Junior professorship in Germany (see also this earlier question here. If the job listing is in German, and does not explicitely state a language requirement, ...
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CV contents for application for professorship positions in Germany

I am in the process of applying for a Junior Professorship (W1) in mathematics in Germany, and according the the job listing, the required application documents include a CV and a list of publications ...
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What are common questions in an interview for a faculty position (W2/W3) in Germany and who is part of the panel?

Which questions are commonly asked in an interview for a faculty position (W2/W3 professor) in Germany (German "Berufungsverfahren") and who is usually in the panel (dean, student respresentative)?
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How long does it take to receive feedback for Junior Professorship (W1) in Germany after interview?

I was invited for an interview in a German university in Ruhr area, for a Junior Professorship position. In total three people (including me) were interviewed, so I guess it should not take so much ...
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When are reference letters requested during applications for a professorship (W1/W2/W3) in Germany?

When applying for a professorship (W1/W2/W3) in Germany one always has to list three and sometimes more previous employers/supervisors who are willing to write a reference letter. At which stage of ...
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research statement for assistant professorship (W1, pure mathematics in Germany)

What should a research statement for an application for an assistant professorship (W1, Juniorprofessor) contain (pure mathematics in Germany)? How long should it be?
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In Germany, is it possible to get a professorship in the same university where you earned a PhD?

I did my PhD in a German university. I heard that it is not legally allowed to be professor in the same university. However, I see also some counterexamples in our field. Is this true? If so, why some ...
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Is it possible to write a proposal to get a junior professor position in Germany, when existing openings seem far from my research interests?

It has been several months that I am looking for a juniorprofessor position in German institutes. Basically there are just a few opening which are far from my research interests. I have a good ...
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Junior professorship (W1) in Germany without full German proficiency

I am a Computer Science PhD student aiming for an Academic career. One of the options I am considering after I receive the degree is to apply for a W1 professor position in Germany (Junior professor). ...