You are aiming for a long-term scientific career and are unsure what requirements you need to fulfill for this or what the next important steps in your career development should be? You are applying for a professorship and do not know exactly how the documents should be drafted or what is expected of you in the interview?

With our experience and expertise in and with the academic system, we are happy to advise you.

In a detailed and free telephone conversation we clarify your wishes and objectives and then discuss a possible approach together.

In consultations we treat all details and information from you confidentially. We are happy to advise and support you in our office in Leipzig (Dieta Kuchenbrandt). We have also had very good experiences with consultations via Zoom.

Applying for professorships

We firstly support you in the preparation of your application documents. Here, we analyze and optimize together with you your CV, your cover letter as well as your research and teaching concepts, in particular with regard to the specific requirements of the announcement and the denomination of the professorship. Our experience has shown that the analysis and consultation process usually take between two and four hours. Secondly, we prepare you for the oral hearing. Here, we are happy to advise you for possible points of focus, pitfalls and how to deal with strengths and weaknesses in your profile. We offer you a trial run of the scientific presentation, the demonstration lecture and the appointment committee interview. We will optimize your self-presentation during an intensive feedback process. Here, you should expect a time frame of three to five hours. up

Planning and optimizing academic careers

In the course of an academic career, many questions are raised: What is the sensible next step? Can I stay at my current chair after my graduation or when should I change at the latest?
Does a habilitation in my field still make sense or what habilitation-equivalent achievements would I have to make?
Should I plan to stay abroad?
Where and in what format can I best acquire third-party funding?
What is still missing in my academic profile?
When can I start applying for a professorship?

The procedure in career counseling can vary depending on your concerns and questions. However, the consultation usually includes a joint analysis of your current academic profile based on your CV and the joint discussion of the sensible next steps. Of course, we always take your personal and family situation into account. The consultation can also serve to provide you with an overview of the requirements you will face during your postdoctoral period on the way to a professorship. up

What are the costs?

For private clients, we charge 119.00 Euro (including 19% VAT) for a consultation hour (60 min). Under certain conditions (e.g., if you are currently not working or working part-time), we offer a reduced hourly rate of 95.20 Euro (including 19% VAT). If we are commissioned by institutions and companies, we charge 135.00 Euro (excl. VAT) per consultation hour. up