Jobs and Positions

On the long career path to professorship, financial security can often not be guaranteed. Especially in the transition phases to the next career step, an above-average number of female researchers in Germany opt to “drop out”. Before you turn your back on the academic world, find out more about the financing options we can provide.

  • Final and bridge funding schemes

    You are about to complete your doctorate, financing, however, will expire earlier, the conditions during the coronavirus pandemic negatively affected your academic performance or career plans. Or there is no position available for the postdoc phase. Our final and bridge funding schemes fill these and other unwanted gaps.

    Target group:

    Women researchers at all levels of qualification; the aim is to help them start or complete a doctoral or habilitation project and to bridge financing gaps, for example when applying for external funding.

    Female researchers whose employment contract with the University of Mannheim ends in 2021 and whose positions cannot be further financed by means of the university budget or third-party funding are eligible to apply

    Type of funding:

    Contract as a part-time academic staff member (50%) within the E13 TV-L remuneration bracket (at present, 19.75 hours per week)

    Funding period:

    Up to 6 months

    NEW: a six-month extension due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic (“Corona-Komponente”). You can apply for this extension, if the conditions during the coronavirus pandemic negatively affected your academic performance or career plans.

    Deadline for submitting the application:

    14 May 2021
     

    Contact:

    Jasmin Greff

    Jasmin Greff

    Stellv. Leitung/Projektkoordination Professorinnenprogramm III
    University of Mannheim
    Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
    B 6, 30–32 – Room 012
    68159 Mannheim
    Office hours:
    Mo, Do 9–16 Uhr
    Di, Mi 9–14 Uhr
    Telearbeit (Erreichbar per E–Mail)
  • WOVEN PostDoc early-stage researcher positions

    You want to climb the career ladder in a targeted manner and concentrate fully on research and teaching – the career program WOVEN Postdoc provides you with the appropriate framework conditions by securing the required personnel resources for a long period of time. The focus is on encouraging the participating female postdocs to continue their academic training (four credit hours teaching per week and obligatory courses in educational development).

    Target group:

    Female postdocs at the University of Mannheim

    Type of funding:

    Contract as a full-time academic staff member (100%) within the E13 TV-L remuneration bracket

    Funding period:

    two years with the option of having the contract extended for another two years following the successful completion of a mid-tenure review 

    Deadline for submitting the application:

    closed

    Contact:

    Alexandra Raquet

    Alexandra Raquet

    Leiterin der Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
    University of Mannheim
    Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
    B 6, 30–32 – Room 020
    68159 Mannheim
  • „Juniorprofessorinnen+“ program: Positions for academic staff members

    Being a junior professor is a tough job: preparing and delivering high-quality teaching, while at the same time pursuing one's own research activities and publishing the results. The budget for research resources is negligible and quickly exhausted. With the Juniorprofessorinnen+ program, you can apply for personnel or material resources to help you manage your own research activities.

    Target group:

    Female junior professors at the University of Mannheim

    Type of funding:

    Personnel resources for an academic staff member on a part-time (75%) basis within the E13 TV-L remuneration bracket (at present, 29.63 hours per week)

    and/or material resources to the amount of a maximum of EUR 12,300

    Funding period:

    up to 2 years, until 31 December 2019 at the longest

    Deadline for submitting the application:

    closed
     

    Contact:

    Jasmin Greff

    Jasmin Greff

    Stellv. Leitung/Projektkoordination Professorinnenprogramm III
    University of Mannheim
    Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
    B 6, 30–32 – Room 012
    68159 Mannheim
    Office hours:
    Mo, Do 9–16 Uhr
    Di, Mi 9–14 Uhr
    Telearbeit (Erreichbar per E–Mail)
    Alexandra Raquet

    Alexandra Raquet

    Leiterin der Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
    University of Mannheim
    Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
    B 6, 30–32 – Room 020
    68159 Mannheim
  • Margarete von Wrangell Habilitation Program

    Do you prefer a career in the academic world or rather in business? Five years of planning security for the habilitation project have already convinced many outstanding women researchers to continue pursuing their careers. Find out more about the Margarete von Wrangell Habilitation Program of the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden- Württemberg.

    Target group:

    Women who aspire to a university professorship, have completed their doctorate with a particularly good result and are in the early qualification phase following their doctorate are eligible to apply. Female holders of junior or Tenure Track-professorships (W1) are also eligible to apply, as long as they are still in an early qualification phase.

    Type of funding:

    Contract as a full-time academic staff member (100%) within the E13 TV-L remuneration bracket (at present, 39.5 hours per week)

    Funding period:

    5 years (financing is provided for three years by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg and for two years by the respective higher education institution)

    Internal deadline for submitting the application:

    7 September 2019
     

    Contact:

    Corinna Kröger

    Corinna Kröger

    Referentin der Gleichstellungsbeauftragten
    University of Mannheim
    Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
    B 6, 30–32 – Room 013
    68159 Mannheim
  • For female researchers with children: Brigitte Schlieben Lange program

    Above all, female researchers with children need one thing: more planning security. The best point in time for this is at a classic ‘exit point’ when women typically give up their academic career, i.e. the postdoc phase. The Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg (MWK) has recognized this and hence established the Brigitte Schlieben-Lange program. Find out more about your options.

    Target group:

    Female researchers in their postdoc phase who have a child/children

    Type of funding:

    Contract as an academic staff member on a part-time (75%) basis within the E13 TV-L remuneration bracket of which 50% are financed by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg and 25% are financed by the respective higher education institution.

    Funding period:

    One or two years

    Deadline for submitting the application:

    Internal deadline (closed)

    External deadline (closed)
     

    Contact:

    Corinna Kröger

    Corinna Kröger

    Referentin der Gleichstellungsbeauftragten
    University of Mannheim
    Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
    B 6, 30–32 – Room 013
    68159 Mannheim
    Alexandra Raquet

    Alexandra Raquet

    Leiterin der Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
    University of Mannheim
    Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
    B 6, 30–32 – Room 020
    68159 Mannheim

It was only thanks to the Juniorprofessorinnen+ funding program that I was able to implement a major research project to improve the language proficiency of fifth graders. The position funded by the program gave me sufficient capacity to coordinate such a project. In addition, the material resources provided by the program enabled me to employ enough student and research assistants. Today, my colleague and I are preparing publications on the results of the research project.

Prof. Dr. Karina Karst, junior professor for quality of instruction in heterogeneous contexts. / Photo credit: Anna Logue

Receiving bridge funding was a great support for me when I finished my doctorate. The financial funding for my dissertation project enabled me to fully focus on the completion of my doctoral thesis. The bridge financing was also very helpful in planning my further academic career, because it gave me the opportunity to plan my next research project.

Anna Bruk, academic staff member at the chair of Micro-Sociology and Social Psychology / Photo credit: Timo Hecht