Interdisciplinary Professionalization at the Center for Professional Leadership© Mario Irrmischer
As a professor at RWTH, you manage diverse and complex tasks in research and teaching, knowledge transfer, staff management, and strategic organizational development. Your core tasks include, in particular, to manage change processes and support early-career researchers in their career planning and development.
At the Center for Professional Leadership, we support you in performing these challenging leadership and management responsibilities. Through our consulting, coaching and workshop offerings, we offer you opportunities for individual skills development and peer networking.
Onboarding for New Professors
Newly appointed professors have the daunting task of finding their way at RWTH, internalizing rights and responsibilities, implementing a teaching and funding strategy, and developing a team. Benefit from our networking events and get to know both new and existing colleagues at RWTH. We also bring you together with contacts and multipliers from outside academia.
- Onboarding for Professors
- Obligatory events for new professors at RWTH are the Welcome Event for Newly Appointed Professors and a workshop on conversational skills (see also: Workshops for Professors)
- Starter Kits
Continuing Education and Coaching
We offer you an extensive and diverse range of workshops, coachings, and advisory services. This gives you the opportunity to gain additional qualifications and expand your competencies in your role as university executives, chairholders, and heads of institute.
- Workshops for Professors
- Individual Coaching & Consulting with offerings tailored to the needs of you and your team
- RWTH Certificate Courses for Academic Leaders
Further important information for Professors
Professional Teaching for New Professors at RWTH
The Prof.essional Teaching (de) program supports you as a new professor to make your teaching more professional. If you would like to improve an existing concept or establish a new one, you can benefit from further training opportunities, coaching for teaching and learning, course evaluations, and networking opportunities.
Junior Professors at RWTH
As a junior professor, you can benefit from the offerings of the CPL for middle managers, Advanced Talents Hub and the Postdoc Academy.
If you have any questions about tenure-track professorships at RWTH, please get in touch with the Appointment Management Team at Division 8.5.
Leadership at RWTH
For information on RWTH's leadership principles and a guideline for those in leadership roles, please refer to our Leadership at RWTH web page.
Equal Opportunities and Family-Friendly University
With its wide range of advising and support programs, the Equal Opportunities Office and the IGaD staff unit assists RWTH members with achieving balance in their work, family, and personal lives.
Research Funding and Management of Third-Party Funds
The team of Division 4.2 – Management of Third Party Funds supports you with applying for funding and managing your external funds. The team also assists you in finding the right funding body, writing your proposal, the drafting of contracts, and securing audit-proof project administration.
Gender Consulting for Research Proposals
Applicants and grantholders from RWTH benefit from advising and other services of the Gender & Diversity Consulting team during the proposal writing process and the review process of research projects. Support is available at all times during the research project and for follow-up applications.
- Welcome Center for Newly Appointed Professors
- Staff Development at RWTH
- Welcome and Dual Career Service at RWTH Aachen
- RWTH Faculty Club
- Welcome Center for International Researchers
- University Magazine RWTHinsight
- Equal Opportunities Office
- Health Portal
- Family-Friendly University and Work Life Balance