Office of the Dean
The Office of the Dean heads the Faculty. It consists of a dean and vice deans. The Dean is elected by the Faculty Council on the recommendation(s) of a selection committee. The dean nominates candidates for election as vice deans by the Faculty Council. The dean serves a term of 5 years. Vice deans serve for 3 to 5 years. The Faculty manager participates in meetings held by the Office of the Dean in an advisory capacity.
The Office of the Dean performs for the following tasks:
The Office of the Dean is responsible for the Faculty’s strategic development with the active involvement of Faculty members. It acts in consultation with the Faculty Council and the Faculty Committee. Pursuant to Section 90 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG), the Office of the Dean is responsible, inter alia, for managing the budgetary funds allocated to the Faculty by the Executive University Board, deciding on the allocation of Faculty positions, reviewing the future use of vacant or soon-to-be vacant professorships and junior professorships based on the University’s Structure and Development Plan, and ruling on teaching obligations. The Office of the Dean outlines proposals for awarding professors performance-related bonuses, initiating retention negotiations and enhancing Faculty organization.
The Office of the Dean provides the Faculty Council an annual report and statement of accounts.
Office of the Dean members
Prof. Dr. Cord Jakobeit
Prof. Dr. Cord Jakobeit has been Dean since 1. May 2020.
Tel (front office): +49 40 42838-3245
Fax (front office): +49 40 42838-7642
Prof. Dr. Vera Troeger
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Prof. Dr. Troeger has been Vice Dean for academic affairs since 1 October 2022.
More information on the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Szimayer
Vice Dean for Research
Prof. Dr. Szimayer has been Vice Dean for Research since 1 April 2021.
Tel: +49 40 42838-9118
More information on the Vice Dean for Research.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Lange
Tel: +49 40 42838-4035
More information on the co-opted member.
Dr. Stephan Michel
Tel.: +49 40 42838-2183
More information on the Faculty Manager.