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Coaching on career issues in academia

An offer by the Human Resource Development

Do you want to position yourself for a career in science, plan your next steps, reflect on your competences and qualifications or systematically prepare yourself for appointment processes?

The University of Bonn offers individual coaching to all PhD holders. The confidential one-on-one meetings can be held in German or English.

  Individual Coaching Sessions 

On request
Up to 3 units of 1.5 hours each

Appointments are arranged individually


We will connect you with a coach from our pool who is suited to your needs


English or German


Online or on site

Target group



Research Track


Up to 6 units are applicable within the "Careers plus" certificates

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You can agree on your concerns individually with your respective coach. Possible topics:

  • Determining your professional position
  • Your profile - your competences: Which positions suits you?
  • Specify your next goals and the major steps towards qualifying for long-term academic career
  • Decision-making support and career planning
  • Establishing an individual competence and research profile
  • Evaluating your current academic profile: What did you achieve and what do you still need?
  • Preparation for (interim) evaluations
  • Applying for professorship and self-marketing for positions within academia (including the optimization of application materials)
  • Dealing with the risks of a scientific career
  • Dealing with current challenges

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resources Development will cover the costs.

The coaching sessions can be provided online or in person. If you require barrier-free premises, please get in touch with the contact person mentioned.

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

In order to be able to participate in the coaching offers of the Human Resources Development of the University of Bonn, you must have an employment contract with the University of Bonn. 

There ar 3 certificates along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations" in which the coachings may be applicable. If the currently displayed event can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly. 


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