Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Das Melanchthonianum am Universitäsplatz.


Prorektorat für Personal- und Organisationsentwicklung
Sekretariat: Petra Jannasch

phone: 0345 55 21460
fax: 0345 55 27092

Universitätsplatz 9 (Melanchthonianum, 1. Etage)
06108 Halle (Saale)

postal address:
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Prorektorat für Personal- und Organisationsentwicklung
06099 Halle (Saale)


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Personnel development

Personnel development in a narrow sense is the empowerment of the employees of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg to forward their personal and professional development. In a broader sense, it includes the qualification of top-level specialists and executives for science, business and society. Because science thrives on mobility, personnel development always includes development for other institutions. Further, MLU seeks to establish a personnel development that leads to the fulfillment of its tasks in research, teaching, knowledge transfer, education and training. We want to enable our employees to contribute to the achievement of MLU's goals in addition to their individual goals. An essential part of this is the analysis and design of the personnel structure at MLU. Personnel development is thus an integral part of successful organizational development.

Strategic personnel development is in the interest of the employees and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.


Personnel development is a topic in numerous debates within universities, but also in national university policy debates, such as the reform of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG). Keywords here are the plannability of career paths and permanent position concepts for a quality-appropriate safeguarding of specific permanent tasks.

Strategic personnel development gained recognition at MLU in 2018 and institutionalized with the establishment of the Prorectorate for Personnel Development and Structure in 2018. In the current term of office of the Rectorate (2022-2026), it will be further developed with the support of the Prorectorate for Personnel and Organizational Development. Universities are constantly evolving. Personnel development and personnel structure must be considered in profile and structure debates.

Objectives and Implementation

The personnel development concept for scientific personnel at MLU must be further elaborated and appropriate measures implemented.

The objective is to develop here as well a personnel development concept based on a survey of the science support staff. The further development and implementation of the personnel development concepts are carried out in close coordination with Department 3.2 - Personnel Development of the Central University Administration.

The filling of professorships is an essential structure- and profile-forming element of universities. Support and quality assurance in the appointment and evaluation processes is the task of the Prorectorate. Currently, a comprehensive online appointment portal is being implemented at MLU.

There is close contact with the Rector's Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity, not only with regard to appointment procedures, but also with regard to personnel recruitment and promotion in general, in order to implement equality goals likewise.


The increasing importance of interlinking the topics of personnel development and personnel structure development can also be seen in the tenure-track program    jointly supported by the federal and state governments - in which MLU is also involved. Discussions about quality assurance and a sustainable anchoring of the tenure-track professorship as a recognized career path at MLU take place, for example, in the tenure-track steering committee.

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