Performance Evaluation in Appointment Procedures – The Changing Tradition of Hiring Professors in Academia

Resource Type
Dataset : Qualitative, non-standard or low-standard data material
  • Kleimann, Bernd
  • In der Smitten, Susanne
  • Klawitter, Maren
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung (DZHW)
Publication Date
  • Kleimann, Bernd (Data Curator)
  • İkiz-Akıncı, Dilek (Data Curator)
  • Hückstädt, Malte (Data Curator)
  • FDZ des DZHW (Distributor)
Funding Reference
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Free Keywords
higher education research
  • Abstract

    Based on an analysis of maximally contrasting cases (institutions of higher education, subjects) it was examined how the change in appointment procedures affects the relation of the participating actors and their enactment of institutional logics. For this purpose, eight universities and four Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) with different profiles were selected originally. The analysis is concentrated on the subjects sociology/social sciences (university + UAS), engineering (university + UAS), physics (university) and medicine (university) in order to cover subject-specific differences (concerning tasks, work processes, endowment of the professorship, disciplinary performance standards, etc.). A total of 76 guideline-based expert interviews were conducted with university heads, deans, chairpersons of appointments committees, equal opportunities commissioners of selected institutions of higher education. The respective requirements, experiences with and assessment of appointment procedures were in the focus. This sample was reduced to the status group of chairpersons of appointments committees. For further information on the sample rationale and data editing method please consult the Data and Methods Report.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-04-30 / 2016-05-30
    Qualitative Inquiry of the DZHW Study LiBerTas 2016
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
  • Qualitative Inquiry of the DZHW Study LiBerTas 2016: Persons who were, until 2016, involved in at least one appointment procedure as chairpersons of appointments committees at German universities or Universities of Applied Sciences with public sponsorship.
Non-probability Sample: Purposive Sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
    Qualitative Inquiry of the DZHW Study LiBerTas 2016: Interview Guideline-based expert interviews
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 9
    Number of Variables: 0
    • File Name: lib2016_d_1-0-0
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Klawitter, M. (2015). Effects of institutional changes on requirements for vacant professorships in Germany. Working Papers in Higher Education Studies, 1(2), 1–19.
  • Klawitter, M. (2017). Die Besetzung von Professuren an deutschen Universitäten: Empirische Analysen zum Wandel von Stellenprofilen und zur Bewerber(innen)auswahl (Dissertation zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades).
  • Kleimann, B. & Hückstädt, M. (2018). Auswahlkriterien in Berufungsverfahren: Universitäten im Vergleich. Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung, 40(2), 20–46.
  • Kleimann, B., Smitten, S. & Klawitter, M. (2015). Forschungserfahrung als Berufungskriterium - Anforderungen an zukünftige Professorinnen und Professoren. Forschung & Lehre(8), 644–645.

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