from March 16, 2022 to February 28, 2023

Dates: 2 full days and 8 times 3 hours

March 16 [9:00 - 17:00]; April 27, May 30, June 23, September 27, October 20, November 21, December 12, 2022, January 12, 2023 [each from 14:00 to 17:00]; February 28, 2023 [9:00 - 17:00]

This seminar is aimed at experienced postdoctoral researchers who wish to submit a habilitation.


Up to 8 senior postdocs work for one year to further develop their scientific careers. The coaching group supports senior postdoc researchers when working on their scientific profile and aiming at submitting a habilitation.

The peer group discusses latest problems and possible solutions, answers open questions and works together on success strategies and proactive career planning. The mutual work on a regular basis strengthens reflectivity, consulting competence and problem-solving skills of the participants. An experienced coach helps the group develop as proactive, advice giving peer group. Additionally she brings in useful material and topics, such as insights into the Austrian university system, application strategies, negotiation skills, work life balance and time management.


Strategic career development; Reflect career decisions and strategies; Develop solution finding skills; Application strategies; Negotiation skills; Conflict managament skills; Work life balance; Time management


Input, peer coaching, exercises, discussion, self-reflection, experience exchange

Group size: max. 8 participants

The workshop will take place at BOKU Türkenschanze and/or online via ZOOM.

Mag.a Ute Riedler

Career counsellor, specialized on communicative and strategic advice for academics, such as application procedures and negotiating research environments.

Publication: Färber, Riedler, Black Box Berufung. Strategien auf dem Weg zur Professur. 2. erw. Aufl. Campus 2016


Registration takes place via an application process. Please apply only if you can attend all dates bindingly, the places are strongly limited.

Since we want to pay attention to an optimal group composition, we ask you for a one-page motivation letter in which you describe your current position and your scientific profile in overview as well as concrete concerns for the group coaching and attach a detailed and updated CV.

Please send your application via mail to

Deadline: 12.02.2022

The group will be composed in the course of February. We already ask for your understanding if not all interested candidates can be included in the program.