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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Organizational Unit : United Nations University - International Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) Reference Number : 2014/UNU/FLORES/FTA/AEO/65 Applications to : By Post: Director, United Nations University - International Institute for...
United Nations University - Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), Dresden, 28 October 2014
in the field of "Big Data Management" Reference number: IV-405/14 (to be filled as soon as possible for a period of 3 years; an extension of 3 more years is possible after successful evaluation) Responsibilities: Big data is one of the biggest challenges of the present. The derivation of actionable...
Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, 30 October 2014
in the field of energy management to start at the earliest possible date. The focus of your research will be on »Net Future Nieder­sachsen - Strategies and measures for increasing the acceptance of the expansion of the transmission network in Niedersachsen from communication-scientific, legal and...
Osnabrück University, Osnabrück, 23 October 2014
The planned duration of the position is initially 2 years, with a possible extension according to the maximum employment duration as given by laws regarding scientific fixed-term contracts (Wissensschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). The pay grade classification depends on the personal and collective legal...
University Hospital Essen, Essen, 14 October 2014
Ihr zukünftiges Aufgabengebiet: Steuerung/Koordination aller Aktivitäten der Fakultätsverwaltung (inkl. Leitung des Dekanats) Begleitung von Berufungsverfahren (Unterstützung bei Anträgen, bei der Ausstattungsplanung sowie bei der Abstimmung von Berufungsverfahren innerhalb der Universität) ...
TUM School of Management, München, 13 October 2014
commencing on October 1st, 2015. We are looking for an internationally recognized scientist in the field of Probability Theory and Statistics with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research at the interface of Applied Stochastics and Computer Science, Engineering as well as Natural or Economic...
Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus-Senftenberg, 25 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