Orientation & Career planning

First Audition?-How to apply for professorships Webcast

A webcast 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 webcast provides you with detailed information about all phases of the appointment procedure (focus Germany). It reflects important aspects of written application documents as well as content and strategic considerations for the application presentation, teaching demonstration and the interview with the appointment committee.


on demand video streaming + learning materials to download
3,38 h

After your registration you will receive the link for the video and the additional material.


Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt


German / English

When registering, please indicate in the field "Are there any special arrangements to be made for your participation?" the language in which you would like to receive the webcast


Online via Vimeo & Dropbox

Target group

Postdocs who aspire a professorship


Research Track


Certificate of attendance | 4 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 asked questions in the interview with the selection committee will be discussed.

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.

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 active in research for the University of Bonn. 

You can receive a confirmation of participation for this event and of its contents on request.

In addition, we are offering a certificate programme along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". You can find more information on the corresponding page of the certificates: Postdoc Plus certificates.

If the currently displayed event can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly. 


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