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Webinar series "Careers in Academia"

AiS Mentees are invited to apply by 15 November 2020.

News from Oct 29, 2020

The webinar series "Careers in Academia" will consist of two online sessions, which will take place on 27 November and 11 December 2020. Each session will include a preparatory e-learning module (up to 45 min) to be completed before the online meeting. 

The first webinar, titled “The German research landscape and academic career system” will provide an introduction to the German research and innovation system as well as guidance to career development in German (and European) academia. It will also address both the opportunities and challenges associated with a competitive work environment characterized by project funding and temporary employment contracts.

The second webinar “Applying for jobs in German academia” will offer hands-on advice on job applications in German academia and other public sector research institutions. It will address a range of key issues, such as academic job search, how to approach potential employers, writing a letter of motivation, fine-tuning your academic CV and preparing for job interviews.

The webinars will be led by a professional coach and trainer Dr. Thomas Koch.

Upon completion of the webinar series, participants currently applying for jobs will be eligible for individual consultancy sessions with Dr. Koch (up to 2 x 90 min). 

To apply, please send to AiS your most recent academic CV and a short letter of motivation (max. 250 words), indicating your current career stage, professional goals and how you expect this webinar series to help your professional development (including whether you are currently in the process of applying for academic positions). Applications should be sent in PDF format to ais@fu-berlin.de with a subject line: Application – Webinars "Careers in Academia".

If selected for participation, you will be expected to commit to the both webinars. 

Applications are accepted until 15 November 2020.

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