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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for the period of two years starting 1 November 2015. The positions are designed to provide intensive training and mentoring for research leadership and faculty service. The salary for the fellowships is E13 TV-L (100 %). JOB PROFILE AND EXPECTATIONS The fellows will be expected to accomplish the...
Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies - BIGSAS, Bayreuth, 10 February 2015
The professorship includes research and teaching in relevant fields of polymer technology, with particular emphasis on bio-based plastics and their processing methods. The professorship is connected to the management of the Applications Center in Schwarzheide, a working group of the Fraunhofer...
Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Senftenberg, 5 March 2015
(fulltime positions, salary scale 13 TV-L) Positions in the Research Training Group are initially limited in time for a period of 36 months with potential for contract prolongation depending on a positive project development. The tenure is based on the Act on Temporary Employment in Higher...
University of Siegen, Siegen, 4 March 2015
(fulltime position, salary scale 13 TV-L) Positions in the Research Training Group are initially limited in time for a period of 36 months with potential for contract prolongation depending on a positive project development. The tenure is based on the Act on Temporary Employment in Higher...
University of Siegen, Siegen, 4 March 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), 26 February 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), 26 February 2015
at GESIS in Mannheim is to be filled as soon as possible, initially for a term of four years. The successful candidate will be appointed simultaneously to a professorship of Evidence-Based Survey Methodology (W3) at the School of Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim. The parties will come...
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences / University of Mannheim, Mannheim, 20 February 2015
Duties include the adequate representation of the discipline in research as well as academic and continuing education at the university. The successful candidate is expected to further develop the newly established health sciences Bachelor and Master study programmes at disciplinary and...
Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Senftenberg, 19 February 2015
Job description The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in areas including, but not limited to: Access control, including use of new technologies and improved use of existing technologies Trust models and mechanisms, including, but not limited to trust in hardware and software...
Gjøvik University College, Gjøvik (Norway), 14 February 2015
Contingency related to virology is a key area for the National Veterinary Institute. Basic and applied research in virology is important for the continued improvement of prevention, detection and control of important virus diseases. The ability to provide and act upon accurate information in a...
DTU Vet, Denmark, 12 February 2015
The successful applicant will be required to cover the area named above in research and teaching. Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Edu­cation Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz). The successful applicant will have a track record of research in Art History and...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 12 February 2015
commencing at the earliest opportunity. We are looking for a personality that represents the field of power electronics for power systems, drives and electrical machines in the courses Electrical and Power Engineering as well as in other engineering courses. We expect sound scientific experience in...
Brandenburg Uni­versity of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus-Senftenberg, 5 February 2015
commencing at the earliest opportunity. We are looking for a personality that represents the field of decentralized energy systems in the courses of Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering as well as in other engineering courses. We expect sound scientific experiences in some of the following...
Brandenburg Uni­versity of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus-Senftenberg, 5 February 2015