Discussion Paper of the Institute for Organisational Economics 3/2016

Implikationen des Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetzes für Hochschulen und Mitarbeiter
Alexanderr Dilger
March 2016



Implications of the Science Fixed-term Contract Law for Universities and Employees

The Science Fixed-term Contract Law from 2007 has currently been reformed. Besides the already existing upper limits for the terminability of academic employment, there are new lower limits as the contracted duration of employment has to be adequate to the pursued qualification or to correspond to the third-party funds financing the job. The law is now restricted to academic and artistic staff and only valid for jobs with the opportunity to get a qualification or jobs that are paid by third-party funds. Particularly the lengthening of the contract duration has disadvantages for universities and professors as employers without corresponding advantages for the employees.