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
Ref. No. SU FV-0770-15. Deadline for application: April 30, 2015. Main responsibilities The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent research during 50 per cent of the employment. The remaining 50 per cent will be spent on teaching, supervising students and contributing to the...
Stockholm University, Stockholm (Sweden), 27 March 2015
A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Prof Dr Rune Linding, a world-leading network biologist whose research focuses on the mechanisms by whi­ch cells use signaling networks to respond and adapt to changes in their environment. We are seeking a highly motivated and brilliant postdoc...
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Lyngby (Denmark), 25 March 2015
Teaching occurs mainly in the Bachelor and Master programs "Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Physics Technology". In the basic engineering education mainly the areas of Machine Dynamics, Transmission Kinetics and Engineering Mechanics, and in the advanced engineering education the areas of...
University of Applied Sciences Merseburg, Merseburg, 12 March 2015
DTU Nanotech is a department at DTU, dedicated to conduct research, education and innovation within micro- and nanotechnology at the highest international level. Two PhD scholarships are available to be conducted in the Optofluidics group at DTU Nanotech, as part of the HemoPOC project. HemoPOC is a...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen (Denmark), 12 March 2015
is to be filled by October 1st, 2015 for an initial period of 4 years. In case of a positive evaluation, an extension of employment for a total of 6 years is intended. The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching in the area of International Economic Policy. The initial teaching load...
Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden (Germany), 11 March 2015
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified international faculty to join its rapidly growing Chemistry program in the School of Science and Technology. Launched in 2011, the school continues to grow with new undergraduate focus areas of chemistry and biological chemistry with the intent on...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 9 March 2015
With the inauguration of the new 75,000 sq. ft. multi-disciplinary research building, the completion of the Techno­Park incubation and commercialization facility, and the launch of new graduate programs, Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty in the School of Science and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 9 March 2015
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor rank to join its rapidly growing Pure Mathematics track within Mathematics Department in the School of Science and Technology (SST). Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 6 March 2015
Full-time positions in Applied Mathematics and Statistics Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor rank to join its rapidly growing Applied Mathematics and Statistics track within Mathematics Department in the School of Science and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 6 March 2015
Announcing Multiple Faculty Positions at the levels of Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor in the Communication Program in the School of Science and Technology (SST) at Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan). Join NU's accomplished international faculty, a cohort of...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 6 March 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 Education....
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
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