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Personnel Development Services for Academic Staff

In-House Training Programs

A comprehensive program of different workshops and lectures is available to WU’s faculty and staff. The course catalog is revised each semester to include new courses, which can be booked individually.

You can find more information about the current program here.

You can find a special offer for taking German courses here.

Career Program for Women in Research

The Career Program for Women in Research is intended to provide specific, systematic support to its female scientists. All program events are held in German. For more detailed information, please consult the German pages of our web site.

You can find the information in German here.

Career Development Program for Postdocs Non-Tenure-Track

Non-tenure track assistant professors at WU are aware from the start of their employment that they will be facing a career change after six years. The everyday demands of research and teaching, however, can make it hard to find time to make plans for the future career after leaving WU. This can lead to anxiety and missed opportunities, especially as your contract period draws to a close.

This is where the WU Career Development program comes in: We are here to help envisioning the (academic) career after WU and to support implementing plans in a timely manner.

You can find more information about the program here.

Career Development Program for Postdocs Tenure-Track

Assistant professors with a qualification agreement (QA), already know what they are expected to achieve over the coming years in terms of research, teaching, and administration in order to be given a permanent contract as an associate professor at WU. The Career Development program is intended to help reaching the targets in these three areas and to provide a solid foundation for the future role as an associate professor.

You can find more information about the program here.

WU Pre-Doc Placement Program (WU PPP)

The program is aimed at WU scientists at pre-doc level who are interested in continuing their academic career after completing their doctorate or PhD. It is intended to provide these young researchers with support in finding the best possible career opportunities on the national or international academic job market. In addition to challenges arising from the role as a Praedoc, individual questions and current concerns, participants will also reflect their own qualifications and plan their future academic career. The group size per session is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

Detailed information on the WU PPP can be found here.

Media Law Support Service

The media law support service is aimed at WU researchers preparing to deliver high-publicity statements or interviews to the media. It gives faculty the opportunity to consult with media law experts before appearances in the media and can be used in agreement with the Personell Development Office.

You can find further information here.