Appointment negotiations are conducted by the Executive Board of the University, specifically by the relevant Vice President Medicine, the Vice President Education and Student Affairs, as well as the Vice President Professorships and Scientific Information, and the Vice President Research, in close consultation with the relevant deans. Where the university hospitals are concerned, appointment negotiations are conducted by the Executive Board of the University in agreement with the hospital trustees. A representative of the Professorships Department is also present for the appointment negotiations.
Candidates are informed in a letter from the President that they have successfully passed the selection procedure and are invited to attend appointment negotiations. The President’s invitation letter will make initial date proposals, and will ask the candidate to clarify their future working conditions.
The candidate is asked to contact the relevant offices prior to the appointment negotiations, to enable them to set out and substantiate what they require for their future work. Preparatory discussions are held within the University involving, in particular, the deans and the heads of institutes/departments, and the management teams concerned within the University’s hospitals and clinics.
The following issues are discussed and negotiated with the bodies listed:
The candidate is asked to draw up a well substantiated list of requirements, and to present it as part of the appointment negotiations.
The following topics will be discussed in the actual appointment negotiations with the Vice Presidents concerned:
On behalf of the Executive Board of the University, the Professorships Department will clarify all outstanding issues and draw up the formal written offer within the time frame that has been discussed. The offer is subject to a month-long period of reflection. Should the offer be accepted, the Professorships Department will draw up an appointment application on behalf of the Executive Board. This is then submitted to the Board or to the Vetsuisse Council.