Promotion process at HSG With the goal of supporting academic career development, we enable promotions to an associate or, if appropriate, a full professorship. For each professorship category, there are specific requirements for a promotion... Promotion to the rank of an Associate Professorship Promotion of Assistant Professors (Tenure Track and Tenure Option) Assistant professors each become qualified for their position, as a rule, by means of a competitive appointments process. This position constitutes a stage in an academic career that may enable a promotion to the rank of an associate or, in certain cases, a full professorship, if their performance in teaching and research meets the requirements. Promotion to the rank of a Full Professorship Promotion of Associate Professors A full professorship is usually advertised and filled by a large appointment committee. Promotion from Associate Professorship to Full Professorship is possible in the case of outstanding performance, subject to the School's financial and faculty reservations. In the case of promotion, an appointment committee is set up for the promotion procedure.