Jobs in Higher Education

FIND THE RIGHT JOB IN HIGHER EDUCATION

A career in higher education is the most classic path for academics to take, with the ultimate goal being a tenured professorship. Not that long ago, it was effectively the only option for academics and still many of the most famous scientists enjoy balancing their research and writing with a teaching position at a university. The appeal of this final goal is clear: a permanent position with the variety of serious research, the time to work on long publications and the possibility to impart your knowledge to postgrads and undergrads alike. A chair at a university is a sure sign that you have achieved significant prestige in your field and is usually a reward for a number of high quality, peer-reviewed journal articles.

However, no academic is alone in recognising the perks this career path has to offer, and positions at all stages of the higher education career ladder are hotly contested. It is still the mainstream choice to choose a traditional doctorate at a university, and this is perhaps the simplest option. You will probably already have an insight into how higher ed institutions work, and may even know that where you did your undergraduate degree is where you want to stay for your postgraduate studies. However, as an early-career researcher things become even more competitive and you need to be prepared to consider many postdoc jobs before you find the one for you.

academics.com can be your guide as you work your way through your career in higher ed. No one automatically knows how to take the next step and it can be tricky to find out what you need to secure that perfect job in the perfect faculty of the perfect university. Here is where academics.com comes into its own. Here you can find information about doing a doctorate degree in Germany, networking for a successful career in academia, career prospects for postdocs, as well as all sorts of other content to help you maximise your career's potential and find the right higher education job.

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available, which are funded by the Excellence Initiative as well as Justus Liebig University Giessen. The PhD scholarship period starts on October 1, 2015 and includes a monthly stipend of approximately EUR1,468 (plus family allowances when applicable). Scholarships are offered for one year with the...
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Gießen, 6 November 2014
(pay group: W2 BBesO) of Commercial Civil Law and Industrial Property Rights (reference number: 142) The successful candidate will be required to carry out teaching and research primarily in the areas of Civil Law and Legal Methods as well as Industrial Property Rights. He/She will also be expected...
Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TUAS), Wildau, 30 January 2015
commencing as soon as possible. The incumbent represents the discipline both in research and teaching. The Professorship will focus on the research of complex genetic diseases and especially strengthen research in the field of kidney diseases as well as in the conception, design and conduct of...
University of Freiburg, Freiburg, 29 January 2015
Specifications Location Enschede Function types PhD positions Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2125 - EUR 2717 Education University Graduate Job number 710469 Job description Electrocatalytic processes lie at the heart of fuel cell research as...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 23 January 2015
The School of Engineering invites applications for a full-time Head of Department in Civil Engineering, providing academic leadership in all aspects of its operations, in the academic programs in terms of the bachelor and master program in Civil Engineering and in the contribution of the Department...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 23 January 2015
The School of Engineering invites applications for a full-time Head of Department in Mechanical Engineering, providing academic leadership in all aspects of its operations, in the academic programs in terms of the bachelor and master program in Mechanical Engineering and in the contribution of the...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 23 January 2015
Job description The position is located in the Department of Applied Mechanics, see www.appmech.aalto.fi/en/. The three research focus areas of the department are (i) advanced structures, (ii) flow modeling, and (iii) Arctic marine and ice technology. The department is offering courses in solid...
Aalto University, Otaniemi (Finland), 21 January 2015
The University of Agder invites applications for a permanent position as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in ICT and eHealth at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Information and Communication Technology. The position is currently located at Campus Grimstad. The starting...
University of Agder, Grimstad (Norway), 20 January 2015