Junior Faculty | Networking and further training
Career goal: professorship
Are you working on your habilitation, leading a research group, or holding a junior professorship at the UDE? Our events, workshops, and seminars support you in preparing for the next career steps while expanding your network within the University Alliance Ruhr.
Deepen your knowledge and exchange experiences – for example, on strategies for third-party funding applications, appointment procedures for professorships, or managing your first own team. If you have specific needs or are interested in new networking formats, please get in touch with us!
Our offers and events
Enhance your expertise with our seminars in the areas of strategic research funding, appointment procedures, and leading your own research group.
Furthermore, network with peers within the UA Ruhr and deepen the seminar contents in subsequent individual coaching sessions.
Get in touch with your peers from our three UA Ruhr universities and international postdocs. An expert talk or a panel discussion will give valuables impulses and insight on career-relevant topics.
This informal exchange format was launched during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our virtual coffee sessions provide UDE postdocs with an open place to share experiences and connect with fellow researchers.
If you are interested in this format, please contact:
Offers by the Human Resources Development Department
Human Resources Development supports prospective and aspiring leaders at the UDE with a specifically tailored training programme covering all aspects of leadership skills, understanding of roles, labor law, and communication.
In addition, an exclusive seminar programme to strengthen leadership and management skills, "Führen an der UDE“ (Leading at the UDE), has been developed for employees who have either recently assumed a leadership position or will do so in the future.
Subject-related and interdisciplinary networks at the UDE
Global Young Faculty (GYF) brings together outstanding, committed postdocs from the Ruhr area to work together on interdisciplinary topics. The network is an initiative of the Mercator Foundation in cooperation with the University Alliance Ruhr and is coordinated by the Mercator Research Center (MERCUR).
Networking evenings for the Junior Faculty
This special event is aimed at junior professors and junior research group leaders at the UDE in order to offer you optimal working conditions.
The Rectorate would like to cultivate interpersonal exchange and invites you to a fireside chat, which is held approximately once every two years. The invitation will be sent to you personally on an individual basis.