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Promoting Young Academics

The promotion and qualification of young academics is one of our central tasks. We would like to support you on your career path and offer you a variety of further training and development prospects. New opportunities and challenges await you!

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Your path to an UAS professorship: P³Dual

In the project "P³Dual – Recruitment and development of professorial staff at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam Dual", attractive career paths are being developed for young researchers and practitioners towards an UAS professorship.

Further Information

Career paths for young researchers

University of Applied Sciences Potsdam would like to improve the promotion of young academics and artists and make it more systematic. In order to achieve the required triple qualification of teaching, research and professional practice for a University of Applied Sciences professorship, new UAS-specific career paths and doctoral opportunities are needed.

Following on from the concept of dual degree programmes, in the P³Dual project University of Applied Sciences Potsdam is testing dual models for promoting young researchers, each with half-funded positions (50 % FUniversity of Applied Sciences Potsdam, 50 % practice partners) in the doctoral (Doc Dual) and postdoctoral (PostDoc Dual) phases, as well as in cooperation with a professorship (Prof Dual). The core of P³Dual is a triad of practice, research and teaching in the three profile lines of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam: "Digital Transformation – Urban Future", "Educating Society" and "Design – Build – Preserve".

Teaching takes place at the university, while practical experience is gained in parallel at a company or social institution. Joint research topics form a bridge between practice and higher education and enable both partners to dovetail closely in terms of content. This Y-model of parallel science-practice training of young professionals is profitable for employees, university and practice to the same extent. The knowledge acquired at the university and at the practice partner is relevant for activities in both working environments and the permeability as well as the flexibility for the junior staff is significantly increased. This opens up a variety of perspectives that need to be shaped. Qualification and networking opportunities also strengthen interdisciplinary support and expand career opportunities within and outside the university.

Are you excited about doing application-oriented research and teaching and gaining qualifications in the process? Or do you have a practical background and want to return to campus? We offer you the opportunity to do a doctorate in the context of a cooperative doctorate with a university.
A doctorate usually takes place in a third-party funded project in a temporary position as a research assistant at pay grade 13.

Within the framework of P³Dual, you will be involved in one of our three clusters "Digital Transformation – Urban Future", "Educating Society" or "Design – Build – Preserve". You will also work with a practice partner (DocDual) and open up career prospects within and outside of a university of applied sciences. The programme enables you to fulfil the necessary appointment requirements (§41 BbgHG) for an UAS professorship "on your way" to becoming professorable. At the same time, you participate in our personnel development and promotion of young academics and are part of a network that supports the exchange among peers.

Current job advertisements at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

You would like to gain further academic qualifications, teaching experience and research experience in order to apply for a professorship at a university of applied sciences, have a doctorate and come from higher education, university or practice?

A postdoc usually works on a third-party funded project in a temporary position as a research assistant at pay grade 13. The position is advertised publicly.
Within the framework of P³Dual, you will be involved in one of our three clusters "Digital Transformation – Urban Future", "Educating Society" or "Design – Build – Preservetion". You will also work with a practical partner (PostDoc Dual) and open up career prospects within and outside of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. The programme enables you to fulfil the necessary appointment requirements (§41 BbgHG) for an UAS professorship "on your way" to becoming professorable. At the same time, you participate in our personnel development and promotion of young academics and are part of a network that supports the exchange among peers.

Current job advertisements at the FH Potsdam

Would you like to do application-oriented research, teach and work with students and are you looking for a creative job with a lot of freedom? Writing proposals and third-party funding as well as cooperation partners in practice are not insurmountable obstacles for you? Do you enjoy supervising doctoral students and being a role model for young researchers as a good leader?

Then apply to us for a UAS professorship!

Further information on the appointment

You have a doctorate and come from a practical background and are interested in a UAS professorship? But you still lack teaching and/or research experience? As part of the P³Dual project, you can work in Prof Dual with a professor from one of our three clusters "Digital Transformation – Urban Future", "Building Society" or "Designing – Build – Preserve". You will receive an E13 position (50 %) at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam for a period of three years, during which time you can gain further qualifications, enrich teaching with your practical experience and initiate and carry out joint research projects. The programme enables you to fulfil the necessary appointment requirements (§41 BbgHG) for an UAS professorship "on your way" to becoming professorable. At the same time, you participate in our personnel development and our network, regardless of which career path you would like to follow afterwards.

Funding opportunities for young researchers

Doctoral degree funding

The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam generally awards doctoral degree funding positions for up to three suitable persons per year. We explicitly encourage female junior researchers to apply. The funding (TV-L E 13, 50 % VZÄ) is initially for six months and can be extended to a maximum of 12 months. The criteria and application procedure are defined in the guidelines for the final funding of doctorates at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

Women's promotion fund

The women's promotion fund is an equality-promoting measure for gender-sensitive personnel development within the framework of the Female Professors Programme III at the University of Applied Sciences: Young female academics are to be offered incentives for publication, individual qualification, profiling and networking. The central equal opportunities commissioner will inform you about funding conditions and application modalities.

FHP Innovation fund

The Innovation Fund of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam is intended to be an incentive for innovations that contribute to the development of the UAS in teaching and studies, research and transfer, continuing education, internationalisation, service and administration. All members of the university can apply for innovative projects in these areas. The UAS provides 500,000 euros annually for this purpose. The approved funds can be spent on both personnel and material resources.

Publication fund for open access monographs of the state of Brandenburg

The publication fund for open access monographs of the state of Brandenburg provides members of the eight Brandenburg universities with a funding opportunity for monographs and similar publication formats as well as innovative projects in this area. The funding instrument is endowed with 100,000 euros per year for the years 2021 to 2023.

Contact: vuk@open-access-brandenburg.de

Contact and advice

Dr. rer. pol. Sylvia Schmid
Referentin für akademische Personalentwicklung P³Dual