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Orientation and Consultation

Below you can find all consulting and coaching services offered by the Junior Scholar Office (WiN-UBT) at a glance

Advice on doctoral mattersHide

At the University of Bayreuth, you can do your doctorate at a faculty or graduate center (doctoral regulations) (only available in German). We will be happy to advise you on questions regarding doctoral studies at the University of Bayreuth or in cooperation with universities of applied science.

We also advise you on membership in the University of Bayreuth Graduate School, where you can participate in the qualification programme and receive financial support.

Advice on doctoral studies

Career counseling for doctoral studentsHide

We would like to encourage you to consider career perspectives within and outside academia at an early stage. Please also note events on the topic of career and application in the current qualification program.

Career counseling

  • Profile clarification, competence analysis, suggestions for further application strategy
  • 2-3 sessions of 90 minutes each
  • Appointments by arrangement
  • Contact: Dr. Alina Jahn, +49 921 55-7777, graduateschool@uni-bayreuth.de
Coaching offer for all career levelsHide

Coaching is a dialogical form of conversation that makes it possible to adopt and develop new perspectives and to overcome supposed limitations in projects in daily work in science or in personal development by using individual resources and competencies.

"Coaching is a conversational way of picking people up where they are and getting them to where they want to be."

Coaching is therefore neither strenuous reappraisal of the past nor analysis of the exact background and causes that led someone into a stressful situation. Coaching is always goal and solution oriented, because the solution does not care why a problem arose.

The coach is the expert for the process of finding a solution, the coachee is the expert for themselves and their life. So coaching is neither about training certain skills, nor about giving advice by imparting technical or expert knowledge.

The coaches support young scholars who are facing great challenges or are in conflict situations in one-on-one meetings. The problems are as individual as the people. However, they are always related to the work in science. Solutions arise in the coaching process primarily through the broadening of perspectives and through self-reflection.


  • Role clarification and leadership issues, career development, organizational culture and communication, conflicts in teams, work-life balance, team development
  • 3 sessions per year of 90 minutes each (free of charge), depending on career level
  • Appointments by arrangement
  • Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Iris Hetz (certified coach and trainer), +49 921 55-7781, iris.hetz@uni-bayreuth.de
Mentoring for junior professorsHide

Mentoring is a personnel development tool to promote the transfer of knowledge between experienced and less experienced people. Mentoring is understood as a self-organized, hierarchically independent relationship between a more experienced person (mentor) and a less experienced person (mentee). The goal of the mentoring relationship is the personal development and career advancement of the mentee.

Within the framework of mentoring, you will be accompanied by professionally experienced mentors over a fixed period of time - the focus is on personal advice and the transfer of experience and informal knowledge. An agreement on the goal is drawn up between mentee and mentor.


  • Personal counseling, transfer of experience and informal knowledge,
  • Generation of perspectives, strategic approach, implementation of action steps, access to networks
  • Individual agreement as needed
  • Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Iris Hetz, +49 921 55-7781, iris.hetz@uni-bayreuth.de
Collegial case consultation for young scholars with doctoral degrees, including junior professorsHide

Collegial case consulting is a form of collegial consulting. Professional peers work together to find solutions to a specific issue/problem. Thus, collegial case consulting enables the collection and exchange of knowledge and experience across organizational boundaries. It promotes the development of a culture in which people enjoy sharing, learning together and supporting each other. It is moderated and accompanied by the Junior Scholar Office (WiN-UBT).

Case consultation

  • Topics from science, leadership development, team development, conflicts, communication
  • Individual arrangement as needed or see dates
  • Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Iris Hetz (certified coach and trainer), +49 921 55-7781, iris.hetz@uni-bayreuth.de
Dual Career Support for postdocs and junior professorsHide

New at the University of Bayreuth as a postdoc, junior research group leader or junior professor?
Your partner wants to continue their professional career in Bayreuth and the region?
Questions about dual career partnerships?
The Dual Career Support offers you support, advice and information in your personal dual career constellation.

Dual Career Support

  • For partners of young researchers and scientists: Competency analysis, individual application advice, finding career-relevant contacts.
  • For young researchers: Advice on questions concerning dual careers
  • Appointments by arrangement
  • Contact: Dr. Mabel Braun, +49 921 55-7788, dual.career@uni-bayreuth.de

The University of Bayreuth is member of Dual Career Netzwerk Nordbayern and Dual Career Netzwerk Deutschland (DCND).

Webmaster: Dipl.-Ing. Iris Hetz

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