‘Pursuing an Academic Career in Germany’: Structures of German Academia after the PhD
von 12:00 bis 14:00
Prof. Dr. Bernadette Malinowski (TU Chemnitz)
Dr. Hans-Dieter Bienert (DFG)
Prof. Dr. Greta Olson (JLU)
Silvia Casazza (JLU)
Melanie Kreitler (JLU)
Prof. Dr. Cora Dietl (JLU)
In summer term, the Equal Opportunities Committee organizes a series of roundtable discussions on “Pursuing an academic career in Germany”. The series is composed of three events, which will be bilingual and 100% virtual, and will offer the possibility of open exchange with experts and experienced researchers. The guests on the board will start with a short statement (5 to 10 minutes), and then the moderator will enhance a discussion between the members of the (virtual) board and very soon the whole group of participants. The aim is to offer a safe space for both speakers and participants to share and discuss their own experiences, questions, doubts and problems.
The second roundtable discussion organized by the Equal Opportunities committee within the series “Pursuing an academic career in Germany” is dedicated to “Structures of German academia after the PhD”. Options of planning and pursuing an academic career as well as career management will be addressed from different angles. Topics, such as the sense and purpose of a postdoctoral qualification as well as different paths to the habilitation and professorship will be discussed. The speakers will also present and discuss possibilities of external funding during early stages of career, and the model of a research group leader as a qualification alternative to the habilitation. The discussion and exchange of experiences will not be restricted to German scholars and graduate students, but will also address the possibilities of international researchers who want to establish themselves in German academia.
- Prof. Dr. Bernadette Malinowski is Professor of Modern German Literature and Comparative Literature at the Chemnitz Technical University. She is member of the higher education council of the TU Chemnitz and is vice president of the council of the faculties of arts in Germany.
- Dr. Hans-Dieter Bienert is group manager of the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies group of the ‘Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft’ (DFG).
- Prof. Dr. Greta Olson is Director of the American studies department and Professor of English and American Literary and Cultural Studies at JLU. She was Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities ‘Law and Culture’ in Bonn (2014, 2016). She is a general editor of the European Journal of English Studies (EJES), and the co-founder of the European Network for Law and Literature.