First Audition? How to apply for professorships

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

Anyone seeking a long-term career in science sooner or later finds herself or himself before what could subjectively be considered the biggest hurdle of a scientific career: The application for a professorship. The workshop provides you with detailed information about all phases of the appointment procedure (focus Germany). You will deal with your written application documents as well as content and strategic considerations for the application presentation, teaching demonstration and interview with the appointment committee. 

Online Workshop

Thursday, November 7, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, November 8, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt




Online via Zoom

Target group

Postdocs who aspire a professorship


Research Track


Certificate of attendance

12 units are applicable within the "Careers plus" certificates 

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The Webcast consists of three parts:

  • An overview of the procedure and the formal aspects of the appointment process
  • All necessary application documents (especially CV, cover letter, research and teaching concept) are discussed in detail and partly illustrated with sample materials.
  • All aspects of the hearing. You will learn about the requirements for the application talk and the demonstration lecture. In addition, the most frequently as well as critical questions during the interview with the selection committee will be discussed.

The Group Sessions:

  • Feedback on application documents (especially revised CV & introduction cover letter)
  • Feedback and strategic considerations for the oral presentation (3-minute presentation)
  • Simulation of the interview with the committee 
  • Individual questions

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resources Development will cover the costs.

Yes, if an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You will then move up if a place becomes available again in time before the start of the event.

The event will proceed online.

If you need childcare during an event, please contact the Family Office of the University of Bonn.

In order to be able to participate in the training offers of the Human Resources Development of the University of Bonn, you must have an employment contract with the University of Bonn, be an enrolled PhD student, be active in research for the University of Bonn or be an associated member of a research network. 

For all our event offerings, you will generally receive a confirmation of participation in the event and of its contents.

We also offer a certificate program along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". For more information, please see the corresponding page of the certificates. If the currently displayed training course can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly.


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53115 Bonn

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