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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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This position is initially limited in time and will end on 30th June 2015 with potential for contract prolongation depending on a positive project development. The tenure is based on the Act on Temporary Employment in Higher Education.Your tasks:We are looking for a talented researcher with focus on...
Universität Siegen, Siegen, 17 April 2014
The successful candidate will have experience in teaching biology, especially in the field of epigenetics of plants and epigenetic adaptations of plants caused by changing environmental conditions and stress. Her or his research profile should include international high level publications in the...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
The appointee will have an outstanding, international track record of university teaching and research in Latin American history and global history with a research focus on the history of migration. The successful candidate will have experience with acquiring funding for, and carrying out, sponsored...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
The appointee will have a specialization in teaching and research in the field of the pre-modern Chinese history (Song to Qing Dynasties) with a focus on the history of ideas or cultural history. International teaching experience and excellent research results are required as well as experience with...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
The appointee will have a PhD in the field of social sciences (preferably in social and cultural anthropology, but also political science or sociology) or in the field of area studies with a proven focus on social sciences. She or he will have excellent knowledge of qualitative research methods,...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
The successful candidate will have an excellent PhD in Political Science and International Relations and the capacity to engage in transdisciplinary research. She or he will have knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods of the Social Sciences and have experience in research on international...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
The successful candidate will have experience in university teaching and research (preferably internationally). Areas of research expertise should include, but are not limited to empirical environmental conflict research, comparative analysis of dynamics of violence and the causes of war, political...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
The appointee will have a PhD in the fields of Arabic and/or Islamic Studies and experience in interdisciplinary research in the global history of textual practices. Her or his research focus should be in the fields of Arabic scholarship, Islamic hermeneutics and comparative philology, including...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
in einem auf zunächst fünf Jahre befristeten Arbeitsverhältnis zu besetzen. Die Berufung erfolgt im befristeten Arbeitnehmerverhältnis gemäß § 69 Absatz 1 SächsHSFG, das zeitgleich mit dem Anstellungsvertrag im IÖR endet. Nach Ablauf der Befristung ist eine Berufung auf dieselbe Professur im...
Technische Universität Dresden | Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung, Zittau, 10 April 2014
Description: The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates are expected to be strongly committed...
The German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, 8 April 2014
Description: The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates are expected to be strongly committed...
The German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, 8 April 2014
Description: The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates are expected to be strongly committed...
The German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, 8 April 2014
Description: The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates are expected to be strongly committed...
The German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, 8 April 2014
The Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) at Stockholm University is primarily a research organization, with ~160 employees working in environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, atmospheric science and biogeochemistry. A major research focus of the biogeochemistry unit lies in...
Stockholm University, Stockholm, 7 April 2014
to be appointed as soon as possible.We are looking for an excellent junior scientist with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in the field of Scientific Computing with a strong emphasis on Computational Sciences and Engineering. The successful candidate will...
Technische Universität München, Garching bei München, 7 April 2014
Research and Academic Programs at WHU WHU is committed to excellence in management education concerning both learning and knowledge creation. Our commitment to excellence in research is based on three principles: quality, international orientation and relevance for research and business practice. In...
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, 4 April 2014
commencing at the earliest opportunity The Endowed Professorship is part of the Institute of Power Engineering. It is assumed that the applicant has an engineering education, was employed in the industry for several years and can prove managerial experiences and outstanding scientific research...
Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) Cottbus - Senftenberg, Cottbus, 3 April 2014
Ihre AufgabenAkquisition, Leitung und Durchführung von Forschungs- und BeratungsprojektenLeitung von Lehrgängen, Kursen und ProjektenEntwicklung und Leitung neuer WeiterbildungsangeboteLehrtätigkeit in Bachelor- und Master-Studiengängen sowie in der WeiterbildungVernetzung mit Forschungs- und...
Hochschule Luzern, Horw, 26 March 2014
Ihre AufgabenAkquisition, Leitung und Durchführung von Forschungs- und BeratungsprojektenLeitung von Lehrgängen, Kursen und ProjektenEntwicklung und Leitung neuer WeiterbildungsangeboteLehrtätigkeit in Bachelor- und Master-Studiengängen sowie in der WeiterbildungVernetzung mit Forschungs- und...
Hochschule Luzern, Horw, 26 March 2014
Ihre AufgabenLeitung von Lehrgängen, Kursen und Projekten Entwicklung und Leitung neuer Weiterbildungsangebote Lehrtätigkeit in Bachelor- und Master-Studiengängen sowie in der Weiterbildung Akquisition, Leitung und Durchführung von Forschungs- und Beratungsprojekten Vernetzung mit Forschungs- und...
Hochschule Luzern, Horw, 26 March 2014
Ihre AufgabenMitarbeit in praxisorientierten Forschungs-, Entwicklungs- und DienstleistungsprojektenErarbeitung von Konzepten, Projektskizzen und Gesuchseingaben für solche ProjekteVerfassen von Berichten und PublikationenBetreuung von Projekt- und BachelorarbeitenMitarbeit bei der Gestaltung,...
Hochschule Luzern, Horw, 26 March 2014
Application closing date: May 15, 2014. In accordance with its strategy to support junior scholars and the development of individual research profiles of extraordinarily well qualified junior scholars from Germany and abroad, the University of Kassel offers this target group the opportunity to...
Universität Kassel, Kassel, 21 March 2014
starting as soon as possible. The appointment is for five years (no tenure track).Candidates (m/f) must have a PhD and their qualifications are expected to merit the rank of full professor. Successful candidates (m/f) show a strong record of quantitative and empirical research with publications in...
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, 13 March 2014
For the Department of Chemical Engineering the School seeks to appoint an experienced head of department.  The head of department supervises the teaching and research activities of the academic staff and the teaching assistants, he assigns tasks and is responsible for appraisal, promotion and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 12 March 2014
The School is seeking to appoint Vice Dean (Teaching and Learning) - an experienced and enthusiastic individual able to lead the School to its continuous growth and fulfill the aspiration to become the leading School of Engineering within the Central Asian region and beyond. The Vice-Dean (Teaching...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 12 March 2014