Researchers of the junior faculty have decided on an academic career and are on the final spurt to professorship. To make this phase ideal, the Graduate Center offers intensive career coaching. General advice with bundled experience is also available.
In our counseling sessions, we will inform you about the general conditions and opportunities for expanding your research portfolio, challenges of leadership and management, and answer your questions regarding applications for professorships.
In addition, the Graduate Center offers you intensive, personal, and comprehensive individual coaching. Here you can professionally develop strategies for the realization of your goals, further develop your competencies, and find solutions for work-related challenges and the handling of new tasks.
The aim of the coaching is to provide you with comprehensive support in developing the best possible strategies and solutions for you on your way to a professorship, thus promoting targeted progress and finally to successfully master the application for professorships.
A certified coach with a proven academic background and several years of consulting experience provides our coaching services. The coaching bases on the principles of appreciation, solution orientation, and with a focus on the individual needs of the researchers. It is of course strictly confidential.
In addition to the advice and support provided by the Graduate Center, the TU Dortmund University offers further contact points to assist you in your concerns:
- Ombudspersons on Good Scientific Practice
- Psychological Counseling for staff at the TU Dortmund University
- Personnel Department (Conflict Moderation)
- Family Services at the TU Dortmund University
- Center for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET)
- Social contact persons (SAPa) and other representatives and confidants (only in German)
- University Library