Leadership Programme 2020 for Female Professors in Executive-Level Positions

Leadership Programme 2020 for Female Professors in Executive-Level Positions

As part of the Caroline von Humboldt Programme, Humboldt-Universität is recruiting for the Leadership-Programme for Female Professors in Executive-Level Positions at Humboldt-Universität.

This programme helps tenured female professors in expanding and further developing their leadership skills. It also provides newly appointed female professors with an opportunity to prepare for their future role in an executive-level position and to acquire additional skills relevant for their leadership. In order for the participants to reap maximum benefits the programme incorporates both individual and flexible approaches. Next to this, it also facilitates interdisciplinary networking among female professors at Humboldt-Universität (HU) in order to enable support-networks that further strengthen their careers.

The core structure of the Leadership Programme consists of three different components focusing on leadership such as workshops on different subtopics, one-on-one coaching and networking opportunities. Each programme cycle completes a full year of training and qualifications that starts in January and ends in December of each year. The next Leadership programme cycle will start in January 2020.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to all female professors of Humboldt-University currently holding a position of responsibility within their work context (e.g. tenured female professors in W2/C3 and W3/C4 positions, except for S-professorships) and who wish to expand and develop their individual leadership expertise.

Programme run time

The programme runs for 12 months starting in January. It offers six one-day workshops. Next to this it also features a launch and an end event which both happen respectively in January and December of each year, alongside two mid-term networking events. Every January the programme offers an orientation workshop to inform on the objectives as well as the programme content. This workshop ends with a both-party agreement on the acceptance onto the programme.

Application period

The call for applications is being announced once a year on our website. We are currently accepting applications until the 1st of July 2019. The programme will start in January 2020.

Application procedure

Your application must contain the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Short description of your research projects
  • List of publications from the last ten years
  • Overview of acquired third-party funds
  • Overview of your prices and grants
  • A full list of positions and activities that show your role in the University’s management/governing bodies

Applications for the Leadership programme are to be submitted via Email at the committee's office for women's promotion (KFF). The professiorial participants of the committee decide upon admission to the programme conditionally upon the commitment of funds.

Your applications must be submitted to the following address: leadership-programm@hu-berlin.de (Subject heading: Leadership Programme 2020)




Jul 01, 2019

Additional information

Project coordinator

Dr. Anne Freese
Tel.: (030) 2093-12836