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Take Off - Women in Academic Leadership


We are pleased to announce the English-speaking training program for young female researchers, Take off! - Women in Academic Leadership. It is designed to advance key competences necessary for a successful career in academia.

The Department of Gender Equality and Social Diversity, and the Vice President for Research, Equal Opportunity and Young Researchers, Prof. Rosemary Tracy, are inviting applications from GESS, SFB 884 and GRK 1953 female researchers for 15 places available in the 2016/17 academic year. The program consists of the following modules and individual sessions:

        • Introductory session on team building (9 September 2016, 8.30-16.00)
        • Module 1: Time and Self-management (7 October, 9.00-17.00 & 8 October, 9.00-12.30)
        • Module 2: Your written application in science – application training for scientists (24 March 2017, 9.00 - 17.00 & 13 April 2017, time by individual appointment)
        • Module 3: Career planning / Planning the postdoc phase (2 December 2016, 9.30-16.30)
        • Module 4: Presentation Skills (10 January 2017,10.00 -18.00 & 11 January 2017, 9.00-17.00)
        • Module 5: Professional Communication Skills for Women in Academia (3 February 2017, 9.00-17.00)
        • Module 6: Job Interview Training (04 May 2017, 9.30-16.30)
        • Informal Evening Session with an Accomplished Researcher (tba)
        • Closing Session: Presentation of Certificates (18 May, 17.30-18.30, O 126)

        The attendance of four out of six modules is compulsory. The participation in the program will be certified.

        Your application should contain the following documents:

        • Letter of Motivation (with special consideration of academic achievements and professional goals)
        • Curriculum Vitae
        • Transcript of Records (only for Members of the GESS)

        Please submit your application in English in a single PDF-file by 28 August 2016 at the latest to:

        Department of Gender Equality and Social Diversity
        Subject: Training Program Take off! – Women in Academic Leadership
        c/o Jürgen Kaufmann, M.A.
        (genderconsulting[at]uni-mannheim.de)
        Phone: 0621/181-2528

        Data Protection Notice: Your personal data will be processed and, if applicable, will be matched with other institutions belonging to the University of Mannheim as part of the application process. After this, your personal data will be deleted in accordance with legal requirements.

        The program is free of charge. However, each participant is required to pay 50 € to cover catering costs.

        If you have any questions, please contact Jürgen Kaufmann.

        The program is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).