Career development at Health

Are you interested in a researcher position, or are you already working as an assistant professor or a postdoc at Health? Below are answers to your questions and help to clarify your options regarding your future career.

Career guidance for our early career researchers

At Health, we make an active effort to prepare our early career researchers to make meaningful choices about their future career. Whether it be within or outside academia. We do this through interviews with the immediate supervisor and by drawing up a personal career development plan, for example.

Career development dialogue

Within one year of your employment, your immediate supervisor will invite you to a career development dialogue. Such dialogues are intended to provide feedback, guidance and individual clarification to assist you in making meaningful choices about your further career.

The career development dialogue can be held further to your staff development dialogue (SDD). While the SDD focuses on well-being and problem-solving, the career development dialogue focuses on preparing you for your next job – within or outside academia.

Find more materials and tools to help you become more career-conscious on the AU HR site: Take charge of your career

Career development plan

The career development plan for postdocs and assistant professors is a tool to clarify career goals and the skills required to achieve these career goals.

When working on your plan, consider which competencies and skills you have at the current stage of your career, and which competencies you will need to achieve your career goals. The plan can be used in connection with the career development dialogue, although it is not compulsory.

Download template for career development plan (DOC)

Career ambassadors

As a supplement to the career guidance you get from your immediate supervisor, you have the option of getting impartial career guidance from a career ambassador. Based on knowledge of the professional environment, the career ambassador is available for general career guidance and can help you find the next skills development step and refer you to offers at AU in e.g. The Kitchen or AU Career PhD & JR.
The career ambassador at your institute has knowledge of qualification criteria and employment processes and is available for a confidential conversation about your career options and what you can do yourself.

Find your career ambassador

Career clarifying activities at your institute

All departments at Health have a number of activities aimed at career development, e.g. networking, themed meetings, workshops, mentoring, company visits, etc.

Career workshop by AU Career PhD & JR

All postdocs and assistant professors at Health are offered to participate in the workshop 'Strategic Career Thinking' during their employment.

The workshop lasts approx. 3 hours and is held several times a year by AU Career PhD & JR.

Events for PhD students and Postdocs