PhD finished – What comes next? 18.07.2017 | 10:00 Uhr - 12:00 Uhr

Career Talk – special event for postdocs and JunProfs of TU Braunschweig from abroad, 18. Juli 2017, TU Braunschweig.

Academic careers in Germany are traditionally connected to habilitation. More recently, alternative ways have been established which qualify for a professorship. In addition, there are also a number of other permanent university jobs at or just below the level of professorship focusing on teaching, laboratory coordination, management, etc. However, these positions are rare in most subject areas. Career Talks are designed to provide scientific staff from abroad (PostDocs, habilitated or not and with up to eight years of postdoctoral research experience, as well as junior professors) the chance to gain insights into academic career possibilities in Germany.

Prof. Dr. Admela Jukan (Chair for Communication Networks) and Prof. Dr. Wolf-Tilo Balke (Information Systems) talk about their own experiences, including important factors and career decisions made along their own career paths.

The event allows for individual questions as well as discussions with the speakers and intensive exchange between the participants.

About the speakers:
Admela Jukan is Chair Professor of Communication Networks at the TU Braunschweig. Prior to that post, she was research and visiting faculty at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and Georgia Tech (GaTech). In 1999 and 2000, she was a visiting scientist at Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ, and in 2015 at MIT.
Wolf-Tilo Balke is Professor for Information Systems at TU Braunschweig since April 2008. Before that he was Associate Research Director at L3S Research Center in Hannover, Germany, and a Research Fellow at University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA.


Prof. Dr. Admela Jukan (Chair for Communication Networks) and Prof. Dr. Wolf-Tilo Balke (Information Systems)

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