"How to apply for an academic position"
2-day or 3-day course
This course supports you in applying successfully for a post in research or higher education. You work with your own application material and go through a mock application process for a currently existing job opening in your field. Hence, you practise all the main steps of the application process, from where to find the best job openings right through to the final stages of negotiating your contract. You will learn how to pitch your CV exactly so that it matches the job openings which interest you, as well as gain invaluable advice on how to prepare for job interviews and how to respond to the kinds of questions you can expect from selection committees. 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 in order to get your career off to a good start.We offer this course at two levels:
What you learn
In the 2-day course there is emphasis on the application process, and preparing written application material. In the 3-day course there is more focus on interviews, and you practice giving a compelling job talk for a selection committee.
2-day course: Junior researchers, and research or teaching assistants who hold a PhD. PhD students from the second year onwards of their doctoral studies.
What previous participants say about this course?
Venue: Munich, Germany, or in-house at your institute
Open course: The course fee is EUR 690 per person (incl. VAT, course handbook, refreshments and lunch).