Jobmarket Preparation Seminar

Jobmarket Preparation Seminar


This two-day workshop will be held as part of the next VfS Annual Conference at the University of Leipzig.



Rüdiger Bachmann (University of Notre Dame), together with Paul Heidhues (Düsseldorf University, DICE), and Daniel Sturm (London School of Economics), will offer a two-day job market preparation seminar during the 2019 annual meeting of the Verein für Socialpolitik in Leipzig (23/24 September 2019). Workshop language: English.



  • Presentation on the international job market
  • 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.
  • Participants must be members of the Vereins für Socialpolitik.
  • Participants must register for the conference and pay the conference fees.




Starting 1 July 2019, send a CV, a brief statement of purpose, and a job market paper to Subject line: JMS2019.  Deadline: 31 July 2019. The maximal number of participants is 8.


Please do not hesitate to contact Rüdiger Bachmann at in case of any questions.