According to § 30 of the Higher Education Act of 2007 (Hochschulgesetz von 2007), the faculty is headed by a dean. She or he prepares the decisions of the Department Convention (Fachbereichskonvent) and executes it. She or he decides on the use of human and material resources that are assigned to the department, as well as on the use of employees.
The dean is responsible for ensuring the required course offerings and for the study and examination of the organization.
The dean of the faculty will be elected by the professors belonging to the Department Convention. The election period is two years.