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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The School of Engineering invites applications for visiting professors of various ranks for the departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Chemical Engineering.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated academics, able to develop...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Director of Studies plays a students centered role in the School of Engineering education. He/she is responsible for student recruitment, admission, academic progress, pastoral care and provides oversight on the organization and effectiveness of the student mentoring system. In these tasks the...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
commencing at the earliest opportunity. The junior professorship will be financed for five years through a group of donors and will be incorporated into the research field of lightweight design. The app­li­cant has a background in Engineering with proven scientific research experience. A solid...
Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), Cottbus-Senftenberg, 18 September 2014
IPODI Fellows will receive: o A two-year employment contract with salaries equal to those of the Marie Curie Programme for experienced researchers, including social security and health insurance as well as pension coverage (salary scale between E 13 and E 14 TV-L), o A yearly travel allowance, o A...
International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI), Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, 15 September 2014
(salary grade W 2; 5 years) The successful applicant will be required to cover the area named above in research and teaching as well as to provide further training. Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz). A license to...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 11 September 2014
Ihre Aufgaben Steuerung, Evaluierung und kontinuierliche Weiterentwicklung verwaltungstechnischer Abläufe in den Bereichen HR & Legal, IT (einschließlich Campus-Management-System), Library, Central Office (einschließlich des Facility Managements für die Geschäftsräume) und Third Party Funding ...
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 9 September 2014
You combine profound knowledge in the areas of finance and accounting with a demonstrated focus on business ethics and/or sustainability. Your research deals critically with prevailing corporate finance and managerial accounting practices. Ideally, your interpretative and qualitative approach is...
Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe, 6 September 2014
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in the domain of machine design.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research potential, who is able to teach courses related machine design, machine...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Mechanical  Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Mechatronics.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver courses in mechatronics and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in the area of chemical reaction engineering, including the area of process integration.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent background in teaching and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time full Professor position in the area of Petroleum Engineering. The emphasis in the present position lies in novel exploration and production technologies, well engineering and management, and 3-D reservoir modelling. In...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for a Full Professor position in biomedical devices, for instance in medical diagnostics.   Candidates must have a PhD from a reputed university, in the field of biomedical engineering, or a closely related field. The successful candidate...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering invites applicants for an associate professor position in the field of Power Systems, with expertise in the area of smart grids, power distribution, sustainable power generation and power electronics.    Required Qualifications:  a Ph.D. degree...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering invites candidates for the position of assistant/associate professor in biomedical instrumentation., biomedical sensors, and (sensory) signal processing.   Required Qualifications:  a Ph.D. degree from a reputed university in electrical...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in Industrial Engineering, with a focus on project management, operations management and/or technology management.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Engineering Geology, with research focus in problems in mining and oil-gas industries.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Biomedical Imaging.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver high quality courses related to...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the Environmental Engineering, and specializing in air pollution monitoring and control. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Urban Development.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop a strong curriculum and deliver high quality courses related...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of CAD/CAM.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver high quality courses related in...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Nano materials science, with a strong background in materials synthesis and analytical techniques.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record,...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time associate Professor position in the area of Earth Monitoring.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver high quality courses related to...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
to be appointed as soon as possible. The salary will be composed of a base salary according to the Bayerische Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, pay-scale grade W3). Digital media open up an exciting range of new possibilities to enhance instruction, reach special audiences and make...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 28 August 2014
starting on 01.04.2015. The professorship represents research and teaching in the field of fundamental research as well as mathematically based methods for safety theory and quantitative risk assessment with a clear relation to applications in civil and environmental engineering problems. The...
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, 3 July 2014