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Call for participation in a survey on appointment procedures at universities

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the research project "The many faces of academic success" at the Technical University of Munich (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF), we are conducting a survey on appointment procedures at universities.

The purpose of the survey is to contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of appointment decisions. In particular, we are interested in the question of whether there are similarities and differences in appointment preferences among countries and scientific fields as well as between junior and senior scholars.

In the course of the survey, you will take part in a hypothetical appointment procedure for a tenured professorship. You assume the role of a member of an appointment committee and state your preferences for different candidates.

Participation in the survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Please, click on the following link to access the survey (or copy the link into your browser):


We would greatly appreciate it if you could take part in our survey and express your personal opinion on appointment procedures at universities. All participants have the opportunity to win an Apple Watch Series 2 or a pair of Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones. In addition, we will be happy to send you a summary of the results of the survey.

Of course, the collected data will be treated in strict confidence and used only for research purposes.
If you have any questions about the survey or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us (laura.graf@tum.de).

Best regards, and thank you very much in advance for your help,

Laura Graf, Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim, Isabell M. Welpe