Postdoc Workshop "First Audition? Applying for Professorships"

This year we are offering together with the IDeA Center on May 7th and May 8th, 2024 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) at the DIPF (Westend Campus) the workshop “First Audition? Applying for Professorships” by Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt of schainundkuchenbrandt. If you are interested, please contact the center coordination by April 15th:

Short description: Everyone who aims for a long-term career in science will sooner or later find themselves faced with the subjectively biggest hurdle of their academic career: applying for a professorship. In this seminar we will deal with the necessary qualifications for a professorship, the written application documents as well as content and strategic considerations for the appointment presentation, teaching sample and commission interview. We address the most important stages and critical moments of the selection process, typical questions in the committee interview, possible pitfalls during the appointment lecture and the teaching test, but also the ambivalent interests within an appointment committee. In addition, we train you to successfully present yourself and highlight your own qualifications in the various phases of the appointment process in Germany.

Workshop "Introduction in the Method: Research Syntheses"

The workshop will take place in person on May 27th and 28th, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DIPF (Westend Campus). Dr. Tamara Heck and Ronja Lämmchen will lead the workshop. There will be an introduction to the individual process steps of research, screening, coding, and result synthesis. Meta-analyses with statistical calculations are not covered. Participants should bring in a research topic or question to work on. Own preparatory work on research syntheses, such as research strategies and coding schemes, could also be discussed.

Please register by May 17th via email to

Workshop Series "Open Science and Open Data in the Context of Qualitative Social Research"

In cooperation with the Department 04 Educational Sciences and the GRADE Center Aging, a total of five modules - half-day online workshops - are offered on various aspects of open data and data management. The workshops will take place in early to mid July from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The modules build on each other in terms of content, but can also be booked individually.The aim of the workshop series is to reflect on the opportunities and risks of open data and data sharing in qualitative social research and to acquire practical application knowledge for data management of own research projects. In addition to technical input, interactive working methods give participants the opportunity to raise and discuss their own questions.

Please register in advance for the individual modules:

  • Module 1: 02.07.24 - Einführung in Open Science und Open Data im Kontext qualitativer Sozialforschung [Introduction in Open Science and Open Data in the Context of Qualitative Social Research]
  • Module 2: 03.07.24 - Rechtliche Grundlagen von Open Data [Legal Basis of Open Data]
  • Module 3: 04.07.24 - Forschungsethische Fragen im Kontext von Open Data [Research-ethical Questions in the Context of Open Data]
  • Module 4: 11.07.24 - Methodische und methodologische Aspekte von Open Data [Methodological Aspects of Open Data]
  • Module 5: 12.07.24 - Datafizierung und Digitalisierung von qualitativer Sozialforschung [Datafication and Digitization of Qualitative Social Research]