Seriously! Do I need to work? Parenthood in science. Working mothers and the problems they still face today
Today I finished the last day officially being a postdoc. I cried partially because it felt like a breakup. It took 6 years and change of three continents to gain enough clarity that, working as an academic professor is not where I want to be personally and professionally. Have I just failed?
When thinking about academic careers, we tend to only think of universities, while forgetting about the FHs. The differences between these two types of “university” go deeper than just the name: lectures, in-house research as well as permanent academic support staff are almost non-existent at FHs.
The major research institutions have decided to base their judgement with regard to excellence in research on the academic age (i.e. the years of active research) and not on the biological age (i.e. the years of one’s life). This is meant to even out twists and turns in the CV, such as parental leave. This is an important change of rules.
He follows his dream, he wants to become a university professor. For years he fights himself through the German academic system, but that is not always easy. And the future is uncertain, very uncertain to say the least. An interview with Dr. Eloi Montanez.
How to become a professor – what hiring committees are looking for. Academic portfolio. Chemistry World. Publications, funding and more.