1. Recruited by Antipodeans

In September 2007 I left the University of St Andrews, as Director of Learning and Teaching Development in SALTIRE, where I had worked since 1996-7 first as a staff development officer, then Head of Staff Development. I was head-hunted for … Read More »

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Working as an Academic in Germany – Part 3

Life Beyond Postdoc If  you decide to stay in Germany beyond your postdoctoral work, you may need to go through the Habilitation or the Junior professorship route in order for you to secure the only permanent position within German academia … Read More »

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Working as an Academic in Germany – Part 2

The Postdoc Option Postdoctoral research fellowships are the commonest route through which many foreign researchers and academics enter Germany. The German Research Foundation- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – is an umbrella body that funds various programmes to support researchers in the … Read More »

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Working as an Academic in Germany – Part 1

While the idea of internationalism has long taken strong roots in British and North American universities, German universities and research institutes are beginning to challenge the countries of UK, USA and Canada in terms of talent recruitment. Experts say researches … Read More »

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Tips for Gaining Quick Basic Proficiency in a New Language

To get the most from any experience of a foreign land, a sincere attempt at the language wins friends and insight. In my case I have also gained an extensive collection of phrase books and other multimedia products that make … Read More »

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Getting To Grips With A New Kind Of Workplace Culture

Even within the same country, university workplaces can be very different from each other. When you’re working abroad for the first time, however, the differences from what you’re used to can be much bigger, and it may be more difficult … Read More »

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Networking At International Conferences

If you are thinking of working abroad, international academic conferences present the perfect networking opportunity. Attendees are surrounded by colleagues with the connections they most need. What do you need to know to be invited, to attend, and to use … Read More »

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