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 In principle, a promotion to the rank of full professor is possible, if the performance in teaching and research meets the requirements.