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Prospect Professorship – Module at the University Association Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Primary target group (Orientation)

Female junior professors, principal investigators, PhD candidates/post-doctoral researchers with a proven record of a minimum of two years working independently as graduated new career researchers.

Basic information

  • Participants per Mentoring Year: 24 (8 from each university)
  • Venues for the sessions alternate between the three universities
  • Duration: 1 year (June - June) with the option of a one year extension
  • Preparation phase (March - June)
  • Transition between post-doc stage and call to a permanent post or professorship

Cooperation at University Association level

The cooperation within the shared ‘Mentoring Programme for post-doc researchers, junior professors and new career researchers’ between the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and the Universität Leipzig has been running since the winter term of 2013/2014.

The uniqueness of the Mentoring Programme lies within its federal-state-spanning cooperation, which aims to promote gender equality of the up-and-coming graduated academics, as well as in its regional interconnection and synergy resulting from this co-operation.

In 2013, the Mentoring Programme was incorporated into the toolkit of the German research association (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft) in the category ‘Research-orientated equality standards’ as an example gained in practice, for use in practice.

Module components



Mentors are experienced professors from one of our partner universities within the University Association Halle-Jena-Leipzig. (‘UniCrossMatching-procedure’)

Workshops to key qualifications

1. Workshop “Career strategy – ‘Prospect Professorship’”
2. Workshop “Topics-Workshop” (optional)
3. Workshop “Topics-Workshop” (optional)
Option to extend: Workshops “Call-to-Professorship Procedure in Practice” I and II


  • Annual meeting (opening and closing event)
  • Mentee networking event within the University Association
  • 'Topic networking meeting' (i.e. informal event “in front of the fireplace”)
  • Networking opportunity 'Topics peer-group'


Please find all relevant information regarding the Mentoring Programme at the University Association Halle-Jena-Leipzig, such as how to apply, the structure of the programme etc., on our homepage.