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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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Ref: 2591-14 The Division of Space Technology is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Polar Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an...
Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna (Sweden), 28 October 2014
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
Ref: 2592-14 The Division of Space Technology is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Polar Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an...
Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna (Sweden), 28 October 2014
Ref: 2590-14 The Division of Space Technology is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Polar Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an...
Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna (Sweden), 28 October 2014
Subject Toxicological environmental chemistry Main responsibilities Research, teaching and supervision. Qualification requirements A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching skills is qualified for employment as a professor. In order to be appointed as a professor, the applicant must...
Stockholm University, Stockholm (Sweden), 13 November 2014
(full time position salary scale 13 TV-L) with focus on Computer Graphics / Computer Vision. This position is initially temporary for the period of 2.5 years, with the possibility of contract prolongation depending on positive project development. The tenure is determined by the German Research...
University of Siegen, Siegen, 20 November 2014
The Industrial Engineering Department within the Faculty of Manage­ment and Business Sciences invite applicants for the position of a Professor (grade W2) for the area: Marketing and Statistics with focus on Industrial Marketing (business-to-business marketing). We are looking for a professor who...
Aalen University, Aalen, 17 November 2014
What will be your tasks? The successful candidate will teach courses in the Civil Engineering and the Urban Planning programmes as well as regular classes in the university's interdisciplinary programmes. The professorship entails 12 hours of teaching per week every semester. Your focus will be the...
HCU HafenCity University Hamburg, Hamburg, 11 November 2014
What will be your tasks? The successful candidate will teach courses in the Civil Engineering and the Urban Planning programmes as well as regular classes in the university's interdisciplinary programmes. The professorship entails 12 hours of teaching per week every semester. Your focus will be the...
HCU HafenCity University Hamburg, Hamburg, 11 November 2014
Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in) - Postdoc-level Europastudien - mit Schwerpunkt Europäische Governance The contract duration is 24 months with an earliest start date as of January 1, 2015. Remuneration will be in line with E 14 TV Land Berlin. About the Dahrendorf project: Since 2010, the...
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 6 November 2014
Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in) - Postdoc-level EU-Außenbeziehungen - Europäische Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik The contract duration is 24 months with an earliest start date as of January 1, 2015. Remuneration will be in line with E 14 TV Land Berlin. About the Dahrendorf project: Since 2010,...
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 6 November 2014
Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in) für den Bereich Europastudien Schwerpunkt EU-China-Beziehungen The contract duration is 24 months with an earliest start date as of January 1, 2015. Remuneration will be in line with E 13 TV Land Berlin. About the Dahrendorf project: Since 2010, the Hertie School...
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 6 November 2014
Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in) für den Bereich Europastudien Schwerpunkt EU-Außenbeziehungen The contract duration is 24 months with an earliest start date as of January 1, 2015. Remuneration will be in line with E 13 TV Land Berlin. About the Dahrendorf project: Since 2010, the Hertie School...
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 6 November 2014
Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in) für den Bereich Europastudien Schwerpunkt Europäische Governance The contract duration is 24 months with an earliest start date as of January 1, 2015. Remuneration will be in line with E 13 TV Land Berlin. About the Dahrendorf project: Since 2010, the Hertie...
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 6 November 2014
Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in) für den Bereich Europastudien Schwerpunkt EU-Türkei Beziehungen The contract duration is 24 months with an earliest start date as of January 1, 2015. Remuneration will be in line with E 13 TV Land Berlin. About the Dahrendorf project: Since 2010, the Hertie...
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 6 November 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
College School Post Title & Subject Area Post Duration Level Reports to Science Chemistry Established Professor of Marine Biodiscovery Permanent Established Professor Head of School JOB ADVERTISEMENT The National University of Ireland Galway invites applications for the post of Established...
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), Galway (Ireland), 21 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
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