In 2017, the Senate adopted guidelines on the employment and qualification requirements for early career researchers at the University of Passau. Their aim is to introduce greater fairness and transparency in the framework conditions for early career researchers, particularly with regard to the fixed-term nature of contracts and the number of working hours. These guidelines also form the basis for the drafting of your employment contract.
Check out the human resources portal of the University of Passau to find out which documents you need to submit so that an employment contract can be drawn up. The teaching unit or establishment employing you will usually be able to assist you in getting together the documents you need. Your application for exemption from compulsory insurance in supplementary insurance is particularly important: Should you wish to file an application, it needs to be submitted within two months from starting employment. This is because you accrue pension entitlements only after a specific period. If your term of employment falls short of this minimum requirement, any contributions already paid will lapse. This is also true for every new contract (in case you have several short-term employments). Get reliable advice on this from the Human Resources Division.
Every employee is given a ZIM account and an e-mail address in the format 'given name.family firstname.lastname@example.org' when he or she takes up employment. On request, external habilitation researchers are given an account and an e-mail address (in the format 'given name-family email@example.com). You can also extend your current account and/or e-mail address on request if you are no longer employed at the University, provided you continue your habilitation research.
When you start your employment or when you enrol, you will receive a CampusCard that allows you to access a variety of services at the University. If you are employed at the University and enrolled for doctoral study at the same time, you are entitled to an ID for employees that additionally gets you discounts at the refectory and the bus pass functionality. For further information on this arrangement, please contact the Representative Council for Academic and Artistic Staff and visit the University's help pages.
Books, journals, etc. may only be ordered online and borrowed on presentation of the CampusCard. This card is issued when a person takes up employment at the University or after enrolment as a doctoral student.
The library offers regular guided tours and training courses. Doctoral students without an office at the University can request a carrel in the library for use as a desk. For more information, please contact the library.
If you are an early career researchers of the University of Passau, you can order personalised visiting cards of the University of Passau.
You need to keep records of the consent given by the holder of the chair or head of the organisational unit you belong to and whose address you wish to use (chair/professorship, Research Training Group/postgraduate school, Graduate Centre).
Please note that you are expected to pay for the visiting cards yourself and will be asked to settle up directly at the Copy Centre when you pick them up.
An academic career also requires international mobility. As a result, you may end up acquiring pension entitlements in several different countries. The portal 'Find Your Pension' provides information on what to do in such cases. You will find further relevant information on the EURAXESS portal operated by the European Commission.
Please note: This website provides information in summary form. Only the pertinent legal texts and the official versions of the relevant regulations published in the law gazette are legally binding. The content of this website is not intended to be exhaustive.