Apply For An Academic Staff Position
3-day online course
This 3-day course supports you in applying successfully for a permanent position in research or higher education. If you are struggling to understand what the academic job market is looking for, unsure of how to promote you and your work, or nervous in job interviews this course is for you! You work with your own application material and go through a mock application process for a currently existing job opening in your field. You practice all the main steps of the application process, from where to find the best job openings to the final stages of negotiating your contract.
You will learn how to pitch your CV so that it will exactly match the job openings which interest you. We put a focus on interviews including practicing the preparation for job interviews, giving a compelling job talk for a selection committee, and responding to their questions. We also cover the important matter of what to consider during campus visits, and how to make the best possible impression on your potential employer. You will also learn how to react when offered a position, and how best to negotiate. Find career success in your academic field!
What you learn
- How to locate and de-code job advertisements?
- How to write application letters?
- How to develop a CV?
- How to prepare for job interviews?
- How to prepare the job talk?
- How to make the most of campus visits?
- How to respond to a job offer?
- How to negotiate your contract?
Advanced level, applying for positions on professorship/lecturer/researcher
3 days (9 am – 5 pm)
Dr. Bärbel Tress
How We Helped Others With
Applying for Academic Staff Positions
“After taking this course, I know now exactly what kind of questions I have to ask myself: What do I really want to do in the future? What is my academic career about? Thank you for guiding us!”
“The course helped to focus on the next steps in our career. By changing the perspective I found out what informations are relevant to get across and how to deal with difficult situations in the application process.”
“I’d recommend the training to everyone applying for a post-doc/other academic position. We learned so many helpful steps that we can easily apply when looking for our next positions.”
“I feel confident now not to drop out because of badly compiled material for the application.”
“I particularly liked that we got feedback on our application material from the course leader, who is an expert!”
“I have more confidence now, the entire process is less scary and I feel encouraged to apply.”