In Germany, fixed-term contracts below the professorship level are still the rule. The WissZeitVG regulates since 2007 the conditions of fixed-term contracts and thus enacts a special regulation for scientists.
An evaluation report of the WissZeiVG was published on May 20.
The best way to work in science in the long term is therefore reaching a professorship.
The following employment and funding opportunities exist at german universities:
In Germany, the following options are available for obtaining the right of appointment for a professorship: