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Senior Teaching Professionals

Fit for teaching

Target group: Postdocs, Juniorprofs and New Appointees
Language: German
Duration of the program: 12 month

The application deadline for the 2023/24 round is closed.

Senior Teaching Professionals Program
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Ausschreibungsposter STP Programm 2023
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Programme overview

Do you know this? Do you have a lot of pressure to make a name for yourself and do you also want your teaching to be a flagship? You prepare your lectures extensively and still the enthusiasm does not want to jump over? Then the Senior Teaching Professionals Programme is just right for you. This one-year certificate programme consists of:

  1.     University didactic training (6 workshops)
  2.     Independent teaching (2 SWS)
  3.     Mentoring by experienced university teachers
  4.     Collegial exchange: teaching observation and Forum ProLehre
Ausschreibungsposter STP Programm 2023
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Programme goals

Make preparing your courses easier through efficient planning and activating methods.

  •     Gain more confidence in teaching.
  •     Work with more motivated students who are self-organized and think for themselves.
  •     Achieve a higher level of participation in your courses.
  •     Use ideas and impulses from discussions with students for your own research.
  •     Learn from colleagues and see yourself teaching with different eyes.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a certificate for your future application procedures.


Quote, program participant

“The course content has given me [...] a great deal of internal security in conducting my courses and confidence in my classroom presence.”

Quote, program participant

“The focus on the learning objectives thus allows me to shape my teaching economically even under time constraints.”

Conditions of participation & Additional information

The programme is aimed at postdocs, juniorprofs and new appointees of all disciplines.
Please note your status as one of the following:

  •     University of Potsdam
  •     Partner institutes
  •     External

The amount of the programme costs depends on your affiliation to one of these groups. For more information, please refer to the current announcement.

If necessary, free childcare can be arranged in Potsdam during the workshops. Please contact us in case of need.


Please submit the following application documents during the application period:

  •     Online registration
  •     Letter of motivation
  •     Preliminary confirmation of participation
  •     Declaration of consent from mentor
  •     Declaration of cost coverage, if applicable

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

Porträt Dr. Kerstin Hille

Contact person: Dr. Kerstin Hille

Potsdam Graduate School


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