Jobmarket Preparation Seminar

Jobmarket Preparation Seminar


The council member responsible for career development, Rüdiger Bachmann (University of Notre Dame), together with Davide Cantoni (LMU), and Philipp Strack (University of Berkeley), will offer a two-day job market preparation seminar during the 2016 annual meeting of the Verein für Socialpolitik in Augsburg (5/6 September 2016).



    • Presentation on the international job market by Rüdiger Bachmann, Q&A
    • Three-minute spiel on the job market paper
    • Mock interviews
    • Presentation of the job market paper



    • Raising awareness with PhD students that the presentation and proper communication of research is ever more important for a career in academia.
    • Teaching of the often informal rules and scripts that govern the international and domestic academic job market.
    • Feedback from experienced senior researchers.
    • PhD students need to learn to prove themselves outside the comfort zone of their own departments


Target Group:

    • Advanced PhD students who are thinking about going on the international job market
    • Advanced PhD students with a more German focus who want to improve their communication and presentation skills
    • Applicants need a potential job market paper. When the seminar takes place in september there needs to be a presentable job market paper.



Starting 1 July 2016, send a CV, a brief statement of purpose, and a job market paper to

Deadline: 31 July 2016. The maximal number of participants is 8.