We offer seminars as well as lectures in the following areas:

We offer our seminars in both German and English. In addition to classic face-to-face seminars, we also offer web seminars as well as flexible flipped-classroom formats with teaching videos and short group units. If you are interested in our seminars, please contact Dieta Kuchenbrandt.

First audition? – applying for professorship

Anyone seeking a long-term career in science sooner or later finds herself or himself before what could subjectively be considered the biggest hurdle of a scientific career: The application for a professorship. In this seminar, we will deal with your written application documents as well as content and strategic considerations for the application presentation, teaching demonstration and interview with the appointment committee. We will discuss various aspects of the selection procedure, such as classic or critical questions during the interview with the committee, possible pitfalls during the lecture and the teaching demonstration, but also ambivalent interests of the appointment committee. In addition, we will train you on your successful self-presentation, as well as how to highlight your specific qualifications during the various phases of the appointment process. Contact | up

Further information on possible seminar formats can be found here.

Postdoc wanted! – Applying for postdoc positions

What prospects do I have as a postdoc in academia? Should I primarily apply for vacant positions or seek a scholarship abroad? What are the prospects following graduation? Which key qualifications from my doctoral studies are particularly important when applying for postdoc positions? What is included in the application documents and how should I design my CV and cover letter? How should I present myself for the job interview or the application presentation? How relevant is my dissertation topic? How are salary negotiations possible? During this seminar, perspectives will be developed, and tips and tricks will be imparted for successful applications for postdoc positions (focus Germany). Contact | up

Further information on possible seminar formats can be found here.

Professor wanted! – Planning and optimizing your academic career

The advanced doctoral and early postdoc phase is crucial for the further course of one’s own academic career, and is torn between dependent employment and maintaining scientific independence. Postdocs are confronted with numerous professional challenges and hurdles on the way to long-term scientific work: Independent publications, the acquisition of third-party funds and the implementation of independent research, the development of a teaching portfolio, participation in scientific communication and the establishment of a separate network of colleagues and cooperation partners, stays abroad … which tasks are particularly important, and at what point? What has the top priority? What is an appropriate time-frame? How and where should I even start? How important is the habilitation? During the seminar, participants will take stock to reflect upon their own current position. Building upon this, goals and important steps towards one’s own long-term career in academia are planned out. Contact | up

Further information on possible seminar formats can be found here.


If you are interested in our seminars, please contact Dieta Kuchenbrandt.