Applying for a postdoctoral job

Cluster

Career management

Target group

Members of the Doctoral Schools

Level

Participants should have an advanced knowledge of English so the language will not form a hurdle within this course.

Objective

Through analysis of their own profile and that of a future (academic) position, participants will be able to write a cv and cover letter that clearly show their individual strengths and link these to the requirements of the position. They will be able to further illustrate this input during a job interview.    

Content

This interactive training offers a thorough preparation for and simulation of the entire application process. If starts by focusing on the preparation of the procedure: professional self-analysis, job search and ad analysis. These insights are implemented in the written (cv, cover letter) and spoken (interview) part of the application. Authentic examples, including the participants' own input, will be used in discussion and simulation exercises to deduce tips and tricks suitable for various profiles and professional trajectories.
This course focuses on applying with an academic background, but does not restrict itself to solely applying for academic positions.
We ask all participants to bring four copies of their cv in English to the first session.

Time schedule

Course code Dates 2nd semester 2018-2019    (1 course = 3*3 hrs)
Hours
Teaching room/Venue
AfPJ-1819-04 (Monday) 19 + 26 August + 2 September 2019 from 16:30 - 19:30 room Veyrac 8, UCT, University Language Center, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent
AfPJ-1819-05 (Wednesday) 4 + 11 + 18 September 2019 from 16:30 - 19:30 room Veyrac 8, UCT, University Language Center, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent
Dates 2019-2020    (1 course = 3*3 hrs)
AfPJ-1920-01 (Thursday) 7 + 14 + 21 November 2019 from 13h00 - 16h0 room Veyrac 8, UCT, University Language Center, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent

 

Note: Please bring your own refreshments. The Doctoral Schools don’t provide these unless mentioned otherwise.

Registration procedure

Register by following this link:  https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/apfj

https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/AfPJ

If the course is fully booked, you can register on the waiting list by sending an email to . Please mention your ID student nr.

Registration fee

Free of charge for the members of the Doctoral Schools. The no show policy applies: no-show policy UGent

Teachers

UCT-trainers

Language

English

Number of participants

20

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

This course counts as 1 transferable skills seminar cluster Career management.