According to § 15, paragraph 2 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act, pedagogical aptitude is usually demonstrated by excellent teaching as a junior professor. However, a junior professorship is not a prerequisite for fulfilling this criterion. The appointment committee assesses the pedagogical aptitude of each applicant. Teaching evaluations and university teaching certificates, for example, can be used for the assessment. In addition, the pedagogical aptitude is also evaluated on the basis of the test lecture at the interview.