October 2020

13 October 2020, 16:30-17:15

Registration: Please send an email to event.doktorat@univie.ac.at

This talk will take place in cooperation with the Career Center of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft



Career Paths with a PhD: Working in Academia

The goal of many PhD candidates is to continue their research and establish in academia. In this Afternoon Talk we will discuss, how you can already prepare for a career in academia during your PhD program (conferences, publications, networks, experiences abroad, ...)? We will also address the challenges of an academic career (uncertainties, writing applications, unlimited contracts, ... ), and what are good ways to deal with these obstacles.

In this talk, Dr. Saskia Stachowitsch, professor of International Politics at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna will share her experiences and personal thoughts about working in academia. In particular, she will speak about:

  • Ah academia – a dream job
  • Oh wait, really? Dealing with uncertainties
  • No straight way to success. Opportunities, challenges, strategies
  • How to keep the fun in it (and be kind to others)
  • There is no shame in leaving


  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Saskia Stachowitsch,
    Department of Political Science, University of Vienna