Postdoc101 Talk: All You Need to Know About the "Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz'"

18. 10. 2023 | 16.00 Uhr - 18.00 Uhr

Description: Most pre-docs and postdocs at German universities are working in limited-term employment contracts according to the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG). The WissZeitVG limits the overall duration of employment in limited-term contracts at German universities or research institutes for qualification purposes to 12 years (15 years in the field of medicine). In certain cases, for example for childcare, the WissZeitVG allows extensions of the maximum period of employment. It also contains special clauses for limited term employment in third-party funded projects. This talk aims to equip participants with the necessary basic knowledge of WissZeitVG that is essential for the planning of a career in science. The talk will be held in English.

Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Adam is a lawyer and consultant at Deutscher Hochschulverband, Bonn (DHV). Her professional focus is employment law, university law and civil servant law. She offers legal consultations on these topics, support in appointment negotiations for professorships as well as general career advice in the academic field to DHV members.

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October 18, 2023, 4:00 - 6:00 pm via Zoom