Postdoc wanted - Planning and optimizing your academic career
Lecturer: Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt

Registration deadline: 27 January 2022

Target group: Advanced PhDs and Postdocs

Short descriptions:
The postdoc years are essential for academic career development. During this period, scientists are often torn between conflicting priorities of intellectual independence, on the one hand, and meeting professional obligations towards their employers, on the other hand. Postdoctoral candidates are expected to develop an independent publication record, apply for external funding, create a distinct research profile, build a teaching portfolio, communicate their research, build a network, undertake research stays abroad, etc. Which of these tasks are particularly important? What are the top priorities? Which time frame is appropriate and compatible with my personal private priorities? How important is the habilitation? The first part of the seminar will be dedicated to learning about and evaluating the various requirements for a long-term career in academia. Based on this, you will analyze your current situation. As part of this process, you will review your current academic profile. Following this reflection, you will develop and specify your next goals and the major steps towards qualifying for long-term academic career.

• Identification of the own academic profile
• Recognition of important building blocks for the realization of personal career goals
• Presentation of postdoc formats for long-term employment in science
• Strategies for a successful work-life balance

About the lecturer:
Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt is a graduate psychologist and co-owner of the company schainundkuchenbrandt, which specializes in consulting and coaching of doctoral students, postgraduates and junior professors. She offers various trainings for the optimization of the scientific everyday working life, interdisciplinary cooperation as well as compatibility of work and family and is co-author of the corresponding literature.
Ort: Universität Kassel
Preis: 30 Euro (Intern) / 250 Euro (Extern)
Freie Plätze / Max.: 10 / 12
11.02.2022, 09:00 - 17:00 Uhr, Raum tba