A-Z for Staff
Giving notice to staffDismissals and redundancies will be effected by HR by order of the respective unit. During probation periods, both parties may terminate employment relations by giving seven days’ notice.
Prior to employment being terminated on account of lacking staff suitability or for improper conduct, at least one performance review shall have been conducted and an adequate period of time for amelioration shall have been granted.
In case of employment being terminated without any individual fault, staff are entitled to statutory severance pay, providing they have reached the age of 50, have given 10 years of service to the university, and where employment at the university has constituted their principal source of income.
GroupsGroups are associations of university members belonging to one or several categories with regard to university elections and representation on university boards and committees.
Fully tenured professors, tenure-track assistant professors, SNSF funded professors
Non-tenure-track assistant professors, lecturers, associate professors, adjunct professors, private lecturers, research associates with teaching commitments
Assistants and doctoral candidates at the University of Basel
Research, technical, and administrative staff without teaching commitments
For further details, see the respective passages in the Statute of the University of Basel and the information about the respective groups on the university homepage.
Health and safetyThe University of Basel is strongly committed to ensuring occupational health and safety for all its staff. The university takes all necessary measures to raise staff awareness of occupational health and safety.
The university grants staff full rights to early and comprehensive information and to hearings concerning occupational health and safety.
Health insurance (collective)Staff may take out health insurance at reduced rates with the insurance companies listed below. Each company offers a wide range of insurance products and services. Please view the following links for further information and to establish which provider best meets your needs:
Peter Merian-Weg 4, 4002 Basel
Telephone 0800 655 655, contract no. 1002200
PO box 309, 8304 Wallisellen
Telephone 0800 22 88 44, contract no. K004070
Theaterstrasse 18, 4010 Basel
Telephone 0844 277 277, contract no. 2025937
Aeschenplatz 2, 4010 Basel
Telephone 0800 809 080, contract no. 170 / 3003 / 1498797
Holiday curtailment in case of illness and accidentIn case of longer absences due to illness or accident, statutory holiday leaves will be curtailed by one twelfth (1/12) for every full month, with effect from the second month of consecutive absence.
In the case of maternity leave, there is no reduction in statutory holiday leave.
HolidaysStaff are entitled to 25 days of paid annual holiday leave.
This period increases to 27 days per annum from the age of 50, and to 30 days from the age of 60.
At least two weeks of annual holiday leave should be taken consecutively. University units are responsible for monitoring staff holiday leaves.