Professor wanted! Optimizing your scientific career on the way to professorship

Contact

Name

Tobias Bünten

Contact for Organizational Matters

Telephone

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+49 241 80 99560

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Contact

Name

Andrea Letzner

Contact for Content-Related Matters

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+49 241 80 99108

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Key Info

Basic Information

Topic:
Career
Staff Development Measures:
Yes
Spheres of Action:
Promote personal development
Format:
Online
Certificate:
Zertifikat "Führen"
Institution:
Staff Development
Participation Fee:
Free

Description

The postdoc years are essential for academic career development. During this period, scientists are often torn between conflicting priorities of intellectual independence, on the one hand, and meeting professional obligations towards their employers, on the other hand. Postdocs are expected to develop an independent publication record, apply for external funding, create a distinct research profile, build a teaching portfolio, communicate their research, build a network, undertake research stays abroad, etc. etc.

Which of these tasks are particularly important? What are the top priorities?

Which time frame is appropriate and compatible with my personal private priorities? How importantis the habilitation?

Objective

The first part of the seminar will be dedicated to learning about and evaluating the various requirements for a long-term career in academia (Focus: Germany). Based

on this, you will review your current academic profile. Following this reflection, you will develop and specify your next goals and the major steps towards qualifying for a long-term academic career. In addition to the seminar, optional personal consultations (30 - 45 min) are offered on the second day. Here, participants have the opportunity, for example, to receive individual feedback on their academic profile or their CV as well as to discuss personal challenges and questions.

Methods

Input by the lecturer, small group work, interactive group discussions, feedback by participants and lecturer.

Content

The first part of the seminar will be dedicated to learning about and evaluating the various requirements for a long-term career in academia (Focus: Germany). Based

on this, you will review your current academic profile. Following this reflection, you will develop and specify your next goals and the major steps towards qualifying for a long-term academic career. In addition to the seminar, optional personal consultations (30 - 45 min) are offered on the second day. Here, participants have the opportunity, for example, to receive individual feedback on their academic profile or their CV as well as to discuss personal challenges and questions.

Day 1 (08:30 - 16:30)

Welcome, introduction, overview

At university forever? Paths to a long-term career in science

- Options

- Application processes / appointment procedures

The academic profile I

- Research profile - Do you represent your discipline?

- Target-performance comparison

- Next steps in building your profile

The academic profile II

- Are you a successful scientist?

o Publications, third-party funding, habilitation

o Scientific communication, mobility

- Target-performance comparison

- Next steps in building your profile

The academic profile III

- Are you a diligent colleague? - Teaching, supervision, self-administration, scientific services

- Target-performance comparison

- Next steps in building your profile

The academic profile IV

- Soft skills, hard facts - leadership, network, personality

- Target-performance comparison

- Next steps in building your profile

Contextual factors

- Which postdoc format suits my goals?

- Exit strategies - Recommendations

Day 2 (8:30 am - 5:30 pm)

12 individual coaching sessions of 30 - 45 min each (duration depends on the number of participants)

Target Audience

postdocs, academic staff, juniorprofessors

Further Information on Target Audience

Early Career Postdocs (1st - 3rd year)

Measures to secure the sustainable Transfer of Taught Knowledge / Skills

Process support: Individual tasks are agreed with the participants (if desired) and followed up in a subsequent individual contact a few weeks later.

Participants work on their own topics, from their own professional context.

Appointments

Number:2023-PDA-036
Date:28/11/2023 to 29/11/2023
08:30 - 17:30
Course Coordinator:Dieta Kuchenbrandt
Slots:8 up to 12
Registration:RWTH-SingleSignOn

For external registration please contact organizational matter