Postdocs are usually young, early career researchers employed at the University in various capacities (research associate, academic associate, project manager, assistant lecturer).
The postdoc phase starts after a student has successfully completed their dissertation and lasts for around 6 years. It allows early career researchers to gain further academic qualifications, usually with a view to a (junior or assistant) professorship, Habilitation, or an equivalent qualification.
The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GS-HSS) is the point of contact and source of information for postdocs in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and provides a forum for exchange and continuing education.
All postdocs employed in structural assistant positions hired as of January 2022 must conclude a postdoctoral agreement in the first six months after employment commences. Further details and links to the most important templates and documents are available here.