Equality Measures and Career Guidance 2020 – 2023

Career Workshop II:
Career Opportunities Inside Academia

Career Workshop II, 04/05/2023
Venue: Online
Organization: Albert Newen, Nikola Kompa & Julia Wolf

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81578042825?pwd=Sk96SENOV1g5eVRRL2hFV05jbHVMdz09
Meeting-ID: 815 7804 2825
Kenncode: r1iDL3

Striving for a career inside academia is a peculiar and challenging endeavor. The educational path is about the longest there can be and one needs to be prepared for numerous unforeseeable hurdles and uncertainties. Surely, professional scientists in public and private research facilities are usually quite free to choose their topic of interest, they commonly enjoy a liberal working schedule, and they benefit from a secure social protection and many support programs by their employers. But these benefits often come with many personal restrictions and sacrifices on a highly contested job market for those few permanent positions. One should think twice whether the pros actually outweigh the cons – which is the dilemma we will address in this session.



17:00 – 17:05


17:05 – 17:25

Peter König (UOS)Advice from an empirical researcher’s perspective

17:25 – 17:45

Nikola Kompa (UOS)DFG-funded opportunities

17:45 – 18:05

Albert Newen (RUB)Other funding opportunities

18:05 – 18:30

General DiscussionPros and cons of an academic career path

RTG Weekend Trip

Social Event, 14–16/10/2022
Venue: Müllershaus, Breckerfeld
Organisation: Dr. Sabrina Coninx & PhDs



14th October

17:00Arrival and informal get together (optional)

15th October

13:00 – 15:00Outdoor Walk

15:00 – 17:00

Soft Skill Workshop – Ask your Postdoc
– Networking and minorities in academia
– International experience (international stays, career planning, and compatibility with family)
– Funding opportunities (research school, SWIP, Gleichstellungsgelder)
– Connection with other experts in the field
– Writing and publishing a PhD thesis


Dinner and informal discussion


16th October

Till 14:00


Career Workshop:
Career Opportunities Outside of Academia

Career Workshop, 07/07/2022
Venue: Osnabrück University, Building 15/Room 322a (Seminarstrasse 20)
Organisation: Dr. Gregor Hörzer

This workshop focuses on career opportunities after the PhD, where current PhD students can learn about the exciting career paths our speakers have taken after finishing their studies. Each talk will be followed by a short Q&A session and there will also be general discussion tables at the end. For registration, please get in contact with Louis Loock (lloock{at}uos.de).

16:00 – 16:10


16:10 – 16:30

Dr. Manuela Lenzen (Science Journalist)

16:30 – 16:50

First Q&A

5 Minute Break

16:55 – 17:15

Dr. Ricardo Ramos Gameiro (Data Scientist)

17:15 – 17:35

Second Q&A

5 Minute Break

17:40 – 18:00

Dr. Hartmut Wilke (Consultant)

18:00 – 18:20

Third Q&A

18:20 – 19:00

General Discussion Tables

Please also look for the full event description on this page.

Online Workshop:
Publishing a Research Paper

Online Workshop, 06/10/2021
Organisation: Dr. Sabrina Coninx & Dr. Gregor Hörzer

10:00 – 12:00

Publishing Research Papers
This workshop provides an overview of the most relevant aspects of the publishing process: considering different venues for publication and deciding on a suitable journal; considering different publication formats; organizing the submission process; understanding the review process; revising a manuscript in light of reviewer comments; addressing reviewer comments.

Mr. Ties Nijssen (Executive Editor Values & Science – Journals Humanities and Law – SpringerNature)

The workshop is organized in cooperation with the PhD/Postdoc Career Center (Zentrum für Promovierende und Postdocs) at Osnabrück University.

12:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Informal Discussion: Empirical Projects
with Prof. Peter König (Osnabrück University) & Dr. Babett Voigt (Ruhr University Bochum)

• short presentation of the most important aspects of publishing in empirical projects from the PI perspective (10-20 min)
• Q&A session (40-50 min)

15:00 – 16:00

Informal Discussion: Theoretical Projects
with Prof. Albert Newen (Ruhr University Bochum) & Prof. Sven Walter (Osnabrück University)

• short presentation of the most important aspects of publishing in theoretical projects from the PI perspective (10-20 min)
• Q&A session (40-50 min)

Online Workshop:
Equality & Diversity

Online Workshop, 12/05/2021

Under the guidance of Donna Fraser, the PhD and postdoctoral researchers of the RTG will explore the topics of equality and diversity in a workshop of approximately 2.5 hours. The workshop is supposed to provide an interactive and constructive platform for exchange and discussion. Topics of the workshop are, among others, equality and equity, targets and quotas, diversity in academia, intersectionality, as well as language and terminology.

Online Workshop:
Writing a Research Paper

Online Workshop, 12 & 13/04/2021

The internal workshop “Writing a research paper” took place on 12.04. and 13.04.2021. All PhD’s and even the PostDocs of the Situated Cognition RTG benefited from the expertise of Mr. Frank Lauterbach, who gave the lectures. Within the workshop we touched on topics like authorship, introductions, outlining, paragraphing, abstracts or objectives. Due to the high degree of interaction, it was possible for all participants not only to get the above-mentioned topics explained theoretically, but also to apply them practically. In addition, there was a lot of time for discussion, which meant that individual questions were addressed, and more insights were gained than expected. All in all, highly successful two days, which has proven to be useful for the course of the PhD’s. Also a big thanks to Regina Fabry, who organized the workshop.

The workshop was organised in cooperation with the PhD/Postdoc Career Center (Zentrum für Promovierende und Postdocs) at Osnabrück University.