Promotion of external further qualification measures for non-academic career paths
The University of Kassel strives to make career paths more transparent and easier to plan for postdocs during the orientation and qualification phase. It is important that researchers can decide on a career path within or beyond the academic world at an early stage.
To prepare for career paths outside the academic world, highly specific technical or interdisciplinary skills are required, depending on the intended profession. These skills cannot be offered at the University of Kassel internally due to the small target group.
For external further qualification measures in these areas, the Graduate Academy newly offers up to three (co-)financing tranches per year across the university from February 2022. The target group are recognised researchers (R2, i.e. post-doctoral researchers during the orientation phase or until around two years after conferral of the doctorate). This support requires career coaching or a profile analysis by the Strategic Personnel Development and Organisational Culture Unit or the Career Service of the University of Kassel.
The measure is promoted as part of the tenure track programme.
Preparation for non-academic career paths
Eligible to apply are recognised researchers (R2), in particular post-doctoral researchers in the orientation phase, i.e. until around two years after conferral of the doctorate. If necessary, this support is also open to assistant professors, junior research group leaders and tenure track professors.
In order to submit an application, preparatory career coaching or a profile analysis must have been conducted by the Strategic Personnel Development and Organisational Culture Unit (EPEO) or career advice provided by the Career Service of the University of Kassel.
Up to 5,000 euros for material resources, generally an invoice issued by an external provider of further qualification measures. No funding can be provided for travel and accommodation costs.
Please send your application together with all attachments as a single PDF file by email to: graduiertenakademie[at]uni-kassel[dot]de
- Cover letter explaining the career goal (A + B if applicable) and reasons for the need for the further qualification measure
- Curriculum vitae
- Proposal / cost statement issued by the provider, including two alternative offers or a justification why only one provider is relevant
- Endorsement / acknowledge of the supervisor or mentor
The Office of the Graduate Academy will decide on applications received together with the management of the Strategic Personnel Development and Organisational Culture Unit (EPEO) and Career Service. The decision criteria are:
- Plausibility of the reasoning
- Conduciveness of the further qualification measure for the intended career path