Postdoc-Mentoring

Postdoc-Mentoring

Mentoring for PostDocs and Junior Professors

Many women graduate with a doctoral degree from the universities of Greifswald and Rostock. If we compare this to the rest of the situation in Germany, it means a great potential of young female scientists. However, the proportion of women decreases with rising qualification levels: For female PostDocs and particularly professors, University of Greifswald and University of Rostock lag behind the national average by a margin. Both universities recognize the need for action and aim to increase the amount of women in leadership positions. Since mentoring programmes are successful gender equality tools of human resources development for young female scientists, the universities promote excellent PostDocs with the mentoring initiative KarriereWegeMentoring on their way to a leadership position in science. Here mentees rigorously pursue the strategic realisation of their individual career plans and the generation of professional networks.

The Programme Elements

Mentoring Relationship

Central element of the programme is the mentoring relationship, which is binary in its structure: Each mentee has an internal, subject-independent mentor of her institution as well as an external mentor of the same discipline. The most crucial aspects here are a non-hierarchical exchange of experiences with both mentors, stimuli for one’s own career, the informal knowledge of the unwritten rules of the future fields of activity, and strategic contacts into the scientific community.

Seminar Programme

The high-quality seminar programme is geared towards the specific career path of young female scientists. It addresses the genderspecific structures of academia and prepares With the help of collegial advice, mentees grapple with their personal goals and progress. An interdisciplinary exchange free of competition develops. Coaching is a professional form of advising. As needed, mentees address current challenges related to their work and career in individual consultations. purposefully for future leadership and management duties, for example through the following seminar topics:

  • Application and Appointment Training
  • Strategic Network Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Work-Life-Balance
  • Communication and Conflict Management
  • Acquisition and Strategic Use of Research Funding

Networking Events

Mentees meet other young female scientists and invited guests at thematic networking events.

Peer Mentoring

With the help of collegial advice, mentees grapple with their personal goals and progress. An interdisciplinary exchange free of competition develops.

Coaching

Coaching is a professional form of advising. As needed, mentees address current challenges related to their work and career in individual consultations.

 

For further information, please contact:

Annette Ehmler
Domstraße 11
Entrance 4, 1st floor
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1146
ehmleruni-greifswaldde