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First Audition? How to apply for professorship

JUNO Workshop

Target audience Postdoctoral researchers of all research areas
Language English
Duration 2 days (15 work units)
Capacity max. 12
Credits for habilitation yes
Workshop costs Participation is free for HHU members and members of HHU's Medical Faculty.
Registration Please register using the registration form below.

Upcoming Workshops

Date Time Format Registration
The next workshop will take place in 2025.

9 am - 3.30 pm


Online Training Registration will open in summer 2024.

Every scientist who decides to stay permanently in academia, sooner or later faces what is supposed to be career’s hardest challenge: Applying for full professorship. The workshop aims to give you insights in the application procedure – a procedure that is highly formalized but often lacks transparency and differs in many aspects from other application formats in academia. In this seminar, we deal with your written application as well as topic-related and strategic advise for your selection interview, application presentation and demonstration lecture. We focus on different aspects of the appointment procedures, such as typical and critical questions during the selection interview, potential snares during the demonstration lecture or ambivalent interests among the members of the audition committee. Moreover, we work on how to present yourself and your academic profile successfully and how to emphasize your particular expertise.

The workshop consists of a 4h webcast and a small group meeting (about 5 hours). In addition 2 hours of preparation time are required.

Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt is a psychologist and has worked as a scientist for several years. In her company schainundkuchenbrandt, she and her business partner offer trainings, consultations and coachings, which are aimed at doctoral candidates, graduates, junior professors and first-time students. They take into account the special requirements and difficulties of the scientific profession. It is their goal at schainundkuchenbrandt to help scientists to plan their career paths better, for them to meet the special requirements of the research environment, and above all to set them up to carry out their profession with pleasure and satisfaction in the long term.

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