Navigating the Job Jungle: Success on the Academic Job Market
Date and time
Saturday, 18 May 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Boekh-Haus, Institut für Slawistik
Female PhD students and postdocs
from the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies
This workshop is meant for PhD students who want to get a clearer picture of their (personal) academic job prospects. It will address how to navigate the academic “job jungle” and show ways this can help with making effective choices. If you already have a clear(er) perspective about what you are looking for in a job, this workshop will help you create a successful application. The workshop will also put an emphasis on how to write letters of motivation and how to navigate job interviews in academia. Networking and the use of online presence will also be discussed.
About the trainer
Carla Schriever works as a lecturer in Philosophy, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Education and Media Studies. She attained a PhD at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2017. She works as a freelance trainer for self-development in academic contexts. In 2018 she founded the mentoring scheme fem4scholar which supports women* who aim at a career in academia. Fem4scholar equips its participants with important information and skills for the academic workplace, be it universities or other research institutions.
After its success at the University of Oldenburg, fem4scholar spread to Bremen, Berlin, Heidelberg and even to Manchester University. At the moment, Schriever is training over 20 international scholars who hope to implement Fem4scholar at universities around the world (in India, Thailand, Russia, USA, South Africa, Ghana and more).