The Onboarding Program gives you an overview of our Faculty’s organization, introduces you to available services, and helps you build a network with relevant stakeholders within our Faculty. The Program includes a set of meetings, which will provide valuable support also during later phases of your employment.

Onboarding at faculty level

Meet the Dean and learn about:

  • The Faculty’s vision and mission, and your role within this framework

Meet the Managing Director of the Dean’s Office and the Assistant to the Dean and learn about:

  • The Faculty’s organization and regular Faculty meetings
  • University and Faculty committees
  • Essential University and Faculty policies, and where to find them
  • Services offered by the Dean’s Office:
..... a)Student affairs (responsibilities, processes)
b)Faculty business (financial resources, professorship planning, professorial appointments)
c)Quality assurance and accreditation
d)Other services (communications and events, facts and figures)

Onboarding at department level

Meet the Department Director/Mentor and learn about:

  • The Department’s vision, mission, and your role within this framework
  • Teaching duties and responsibilities
  • Research and service expectations (i.e., departmental work)
  • Requirements for promotion and extension of contract (especially if you are an AP, APTT, or a PAP); moreover, review the steps and schedule for mid-term and tenure review, if applicable.
  • Budgeting, income and expenditure competences, and rules (e.g., assignment of resources, UZH Financial Manual (Finanzhandbuch), rules for investments, third-party funding, etc.) Die Vision und Mission des Institutes und welche Rolle Sie dabei einnehmen

Meet the Department’s Managing Director and learn about:

  • The Department’s organization and regular meetings
  • Department-specific processes for teaching and services
  • Administrative processes (e.g., regulations on reimbursement of expenses)

Review meetings

Faculty level: Review meetings with the Dean

(for assistant professors only)

Once per academic year, the Dean meets all assistant professors individually. The meetings cover the following aspects:

  • Review of accomplishments
  • Preview of goals and key accountabilities

Department level: Review meetings with the Department Director/Mentor

Upon request, Faculty members meet the Department Director/Mentor.

  • Review meetings with assistant professors comprise feedback on progress towards either mid-term or tenure review.
  • Review meetings with experienced professors address strengths as well as areas that need attention. Moreover, suggestions for improvement and further development are discussed.