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Team of the Department for Equality, Diversity and Academic Personnel Development

Management

Dr. Melanie Fritscher-Fehr

[she/her]

  • Head of department
  • Strategy and concept development for the academic fields of action academic personnel development, equality and diversity in their entanglement
  • Consultation of the university management in processes of decision making, planning, implementation and evaluation concerning equality, diversity and academic personnel development in their entanglement
  • Networking activities in both national and international organisations as well as with administrators of the university policy

 

Contact

melanie.fritscher-fehr@zv.uni-freiburg.de

Phone: +49 761 203-96818

Office hours: by arrangement

 

Dr. Wibke Backhaus

[she/her]

  • Deputy head of department
  • Cooperation with the strategy and concept development for the academic fields of action academic personnel development, equality and diversity in their entanglement
  • Consultation of the university management in the processes of decision making, planning, implementation and evaluation concerning equality, diversity and academic personnel development in their entanglement
  • Networking activities in both national and international organisations as well as with administrators of the university policy 

 

Contact

Phone: +49 761 203-9054

Office hours: by arrangement

 

Administration office

Daria Fedorova

[she/her]

  • General secretarial and administration tasks for the department
  • Financial administration of the qualification-, coaching-, and mentoring programs designed and coordinated by the department

 

Contact

Sekretariat.GDaPE@zv.uni-freiburg.de

Phone: +49 761 203-96855

 

Team Equality & Diversity

Dr. Wibke Backhaus

[she/her]

  • Head
  • Consultation of the rectorate in the processes of decision making, planning, implementation and evaluation concerning equality and diversity at the university
  • Development of quality- and diversity specific concepts (e.g., structural- and developmental planning, human resources and organisational development, European Campus)
  • Consultation of academic and administrative institutions of the university concerning matters of gender and diversity (e.g., application of gender equality funds in joint projects as determined by the German Research Society (DFG))
  • Development and implementation of internal training and further educational measures concerning gender and diversity
  • Office of the Permanent Senate Commission on Equal Opportunity
  • Collaboration and contribution to work focal points in national and international working groups and networks or within the university 

 

Contact

Phone: +49 761 203-9054

Office hours: by arrangement

 

Annette Joggerst

[she/her]

  • Project "Protection against discrimination and abuse of power"
  • Conception and development of a low-threshold and solution-oriented complaints management system for counselling and intervention in the event of allegations of discrimination and abuse of power.
  • Development of guidelines for dealing with complaints and clarification of complaint channels, taking into account existing structures at the University of Freiburg
  • Coordination of internal networking and professional exchange as well as development and implementation of needs-based personnel development offers for existing counselling centres in the subject area
  • Collaboration on transitional solutions for case clarification in the concept phase
  • Collaboration in the design and implementation of prevention and awareness-raising programmes, in particular the creation of target group-oriented information materials on counselling services for discrimination and abuse of power
  • Regional and national networking

 

Contact

Phone: +49 761 203-54165

Office hours: by arrangement

 

Mariana Vargas Ustares

[she/her]

  • Conceptual development and accompaniment of the bridging scholarships STAY!/Come and STAY! for academics in their phasis of qualification, communication with stakeholders within and outside of the university
  • Conceptual development, coordination, evaluation and organisation of the interdisciplinary coaching program CORA for academics in their phasis of qualification
  • Integration of the offers into the overall university strategy and further development of personnel development measures for female postdoctoral researchers
  • Collaboration and participation in the conceptual development of equality measures to increase the proportion of women at all levels of academic qualification 

 

Contact

mariana.vargas-ustares@zv.uni-freiburg.de

Phone: +49 761 203-9053

Office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00am until 12.00 noon

 

Felix Wittenzellner

[he/him]

  • Deputy head
  • Professional support and representation of the department in advising the rectorate in the processes of decision making, planning, implementation and evaluation concerning equality and diversity at the university
  • Collaboration and support within the conceptual and strategic development; elaboration and development of practicable instruments and methods for the implementation of gender and diversity at the university
  • Collaboration and support within the conceptual development concerning gender and diversity in teaching and research (a. o., diversity competences for teachers, transfer Gender-Diversity-Research and their implementation at university)
  • Maintenance and further development of the online toolbox “Diversity in teaching”
  • Collaboration and contribution to work focal points in national and international working groups and networks or within the university 

 

Contact

felix.wittenzellner@zv.uni-freiburg.de

Phone: +49 761 203-4432

Office hours: by arrangement

 

Project employees

Wang Yuanyuan

[she/her]

  • Collaboration in the organisation and quality assurance of the CORA coaching program

 

Team Academic Personnel Development

Dr. Melanie Fritscher-Fehr

[she/her]

  • Head
  • Strategic and institutional development of academic personnel development
  • Design and support of university strategic processes of the academic personnel development (i.a., structural and developmental planning, excellence strategy)
  • Consultation of the university management and university bodies in the field of action of academic personnel development
  • Further development of personnel development concepts for the academic domain
  • University policy communication and networking activities
  • Collaboration on focal points of work in internal university, national and international working groups and networks 

 

Contact

melanie.fritscher-fehr@zv.uni-freiburg.de

Phone:  +49 761 203-96818

Office hours: by arrangement

 

Dr. Rebecca Bitenc

[she/her]

  • Management of the central mentoring program AdvanceMent for doctoral candidates and early postdocs with special consideration of the different career paths inside and outside academia, in close cooperation with colleagues of further qualification offers
  • Consultation, quality assurance and process management of the mentoring program
  • Structure and maintenance of contacts to science, business and society as well as organisation and execution of networking activities
  • Integration of the mentoring offerings into the overall university strategy and further development of academic personnel development measures for postdoctoral researchers or doctoral candidates

 

Contact

rebecca.bitenc@zv.uni-freiburg.de

Phone:  +49 761 203-6810

Office hours: by arrangement

 

Dr. Marco Tomaszewski

[he/him]

  • Development and organization of a professional and diversity-sensitive onboarding for postdocs and professors
  • Conception and creation of documents for the integration of new university members in the academic field
  • Coordination of onboarding processes with relevant departments of the central university administration
  • Establishment and maintenance of contacts with faculties, central institutions and researchers

 

Contact

marco.tomaszewski@zv.uni-freiburg.de

Office hours: by arrangement

 

Dr. Daniela Werth

[she/her]

  • Deputy head
  • Tenure-track professorship and junior professorship strategy
  • Further development of tenure proceedings, of statutes and quality assurance concept as well as university-wide processes
  • Project management of tenure-track program of the Federal Government and the Länder for the university: development of measurements for further implementation of the tenure-track professorship and for further developments of academic career paths, preparation of reports and advice on the establishment and appointment procedures 

 

Contact

daniela.werth@zv.uni-freiburg.de

Phone: +49 761 203-9572

Office hours: by arrangement

 

Dr. Ramona Wurst

[she/her]

  • Organisation, quality assurance and conceptional development of the interdisciplinary qualification program for postdocs and advanced postdoctoral researchers
  • Integration of the offerings into the overall university strategy and conceptual development of the academic personnel development measures for scientists and postdoctoral researchers
  • Organisation and implementation of networking events with the involvement of cooperation partners from science, society and the economy

 

Contact

ramona.wurst@zv.uni-freiburg.de

Phone: +49 761 203-6815

Office hours: by arrangement

 

Project employees

Louisa Anschütz

[she/her]

  • Collaboration in the organisation and quality assurance of the mentoring program AdvanceMent

 

Lisa Kern

[she/her]

  • Collaboration in the organisation and quality assurance of the mentoring program AdvanceMent

 

Lukas Kersten

[he/him]

  • Collaboration in the organisation and quality assurance of the interdisciplinary qualification program for postdocs and advanced postdoctoral researchers

 

Miriam Neuhausen

[she/her]

  • Collaboration in the organisation and quality assurance of the interdisciplinary qualification program for postdocs and advanced postdoctoral researchers

 

 

Address

Postal address:

P.O. Box

79085 Freiburg

 

Visiting address:

Rheinstr. 10 (2nd floor)

79104 Freiburg