Junior Teaching Professionals

Fit for teaching

Target group: PhD candidates
Language: German
Duration of the program: 12 month

Junior Teaching Professionals Program
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The next call for applications is expected in November 2020.

Program overview

You know what that is? Do you have to take on teaching duties in addition to your own research work and feel thrown in at the deep end? You would like to underpin your intuitive teaching with didactic knowledge? Then the Junior Teaching Professionals Program is just right for you. The one-year certificate program consists of:

  •    Six didactic workshops and one individual coaching
  •     The implementation of accompanied and independent teaching
  •     Mentoring by experienced university lecturers
  •     Networking: collegial teaching hospitation and Forum ProLehre
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Photo: Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Program goals

  • Familiarize yourself with current concepts around learning and knowledge transfer.
  • Reflect on how you understand your role as teacher.
  • Plan a course efficiently with professional support and conduct it independently.
  • Benefit from individual feedback on your teaching and experiences shared by your colleagues.
  • Put what you have learned into practice right away!

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate to be used for your future applications.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Photo: Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Quote, program participant

“The JTP program has helped me to significantly improve my teaching, both professionally and personally.”

Quote, program participant

“By participating in the JTP program, my plans to be active in university teaching have not only been confirmed, but also reinforced.”

Conditions of participation & Additional information

The program is aimed at postdocs of all scientific disciplines. Please note your status as one of the following:

  • Membership in the Potsdam Graduate School
  • Possibility to teach at the University of Potsdam


Free childcare available during participation in program workshops.


Please submit the following application documents during the application period:

  • Online-Registriation
  • Letter of motivation
  • Tabular resume
  • Preliminary confirmation of participation, including a declaration of agreement from a teacher who will be available as a mentor case of a successful application and from the first supervising university teacher

For detailed information, please refer to the call for proposals.

Portrait von Dr. Kerstin Hille

Kontakt: Dr. Kerstin Hille

Potsdam Graduate School


4. Etage
Am Kanal 47
14467 Potsdam