Coaching – Application for Professorships (DHV)

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

The aim of the one-on-one coaching is to analyze your current situation and provide you with the knowledge base or tactical confidence that will prepare you to master the complex task of the application process for professorships. An experienced coach from the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV) will clarify your individual questions with you.


On request
Individual two-hour coaching appointments can be made. Please send us your CV and your main concern for the coaching. Please note that both will be forwarded to the coach for preparation.

A limited offer, for 4 participants until 30/06/2022.


Lawyer of the DHV


German / English


Online via Zoom

Target group

Research Group Leaders | Postdocs (3rd year onwards) | Junior/Assistant Professors


Research Track


Certificate of attendance | 3 units are applicable within the "Postdoc plus" certificates

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The focus of the two-hour session may be on one or more of the following topics:

  • Preparation for (interim) evaluations
  • Applications and self-marketing for positions within academia (including the optimization of application materials)
  • Appointment negotiations and negotiations for subsequent positions
  • Identification of convincing unique selling proposition
  • Creation of your own strengths and weaknesses profile
  • Status-quo analysis
  • Individual career planning

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 premises in the "Alte Sternwarte" are only accessible to a limited extent. If you need assistance with access, please contact the indicated contact person in time, so that we can support you accordingly on the day 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 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.

In addition, we are currently developing a certificate offering along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". More information will be available soon on the related page of the certificate program: Postdoc plus.

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


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Registration and Organization


Poppelsdorfer Allee 47

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-68768

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