Appointment Commissioners are professors from other disciplines at TU Dortmund University who are required to participate in all committee meetings. They deliver a significant contribution to the success of the appointment procedures at TU Dortmund University. They work to ensure that the selection criteria developed by the committee are observed, that the specifications for development planning are taken into account, and that the confidentiality of the procedure is maintained. They also ensure that the appearance of bias is dealt with appropriately. In order to fulfill these duties appropriately, Appointment Commissioners attend all meetings of the appointment committee, the appointment presentations, and also the interviews. Finally, they write a final report, which includes an assessment of the course of the procedure and is forwarded to the Rectorate.
These tasks result from Section 7 (2) of the appointment regulations of TU Dortmund University.