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Career Information and Support

Career This page provides an overview on activities and information supporting your career planning and job search.     

 Workshops and Career Events:

The following workshops are organised on a regular basis:

For researchers who are considering their options for future employment.

Prepares researchers to the two phases of the competition giving access to the European public administration. See also the Financial Support for Preparation of EPSO AD Competitions offered by the EUI to its Ph.D. researchers. 

Job interview simulations (“mock interviews”) for academic positions in cooperation with the EUI departments.

This workshop is aimed at researchers of advanced stages of the doctoral programme who are looking to optimise their profile as early-career academics. Participants learn who to compose their CV as well as effective cover letters, letters of motivation and statements of interest for academic and research-related positions.

 Introduction to the Fulbright-Schuman Program: an overview of the scholarships available as well as the application criteria and process.


Information on Research Grants and Fellowships

Academic Careers Observatory

EUI’s Academic Careers Observatory, run by the Max Weber Programme, is an online resource for Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral fellows and early career scholars providing information on academic careers by country, discipline and theme, and links to research opportunities in Europe, job platforms and a list of funding opportunities (Applying for a Post-doc and Applying to the ERC Starting Grant).

The Observatory is not an academic career advice service, but it will help you clarify your ideas about different career options. Also see career tips for practical information on important career steps.

Each year, the Academic Career Observatory organises a the conference "National and European Research Funding Opportunities in the Social Sciences for Young Researchers" where information on funding opportunities in a variety of European countries, the European Commission and the European Research Council is provided.


Information on Social Networks

You might want to consider to request membership of the LinkedIn group H2020 MARIE CURIE Actions" Fellowship & Research Grants, PhD Careers and R&D Jobs providing information on fellowships and research grants within the EU’s Horizon 2020 (you need to have a LinkedIn profile to join).

Academic and Non-Academic Job Portals

Please note that your department might offer a regular newsletter with job offers in your discipline. In case you do not receive this newsletter or would like to receive the newsletter of another department, please contact the administrative coordinator of the respective department.

You also might want to consider to subscribe to mailing lists or twitter accounts of disciplinary organisations (e.g. European Consortium for Political Research, American Historical Association).

In the following you will find a selection of academic and non-academic job portals. 

 Academic Job Portals

The EU Commission portal promotes researcher's mobility and facilitates the matching of supply and demand in the academic job market. It offers research institutions and employers the opportunity to post their research funding opportunities and job offers. It also allows researchers to put their CV online and make themselves known to potential employers.

This wiki page gives an overview on a series of academic networking and job resources.

This wiki page gives an overview on postdoctoral positions that begin in 2018.

A selection of job search sites for academic positions in the UK and internationally.

Search international jobs in academic, science, research and administrative employment in the UK, Europe, Australasia, Africa, America and Asia & Middle East. Subscribe to Jobs by Email for vacancies in universities, colleges, research institutions, commercial and public sector, schools and charities.

A career network for academics, researchers and scientists collaborating with over 2,000 universities and institutions all over the world, available in ten different languages.

A global academic job site for teaching jobs, education jobs, research jobs, and professional jobs in education and academia. Academic Careers Online includes faculty, teacher, research, post doc, adjunct, library, administrative and senior management positions at (community) colleges, universities, research institutes, and schools around the world.

Academic job opportunities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland


Non-Academic Job Portals

Job opening of EU institutions or EU Agencies. Please note that in case you are interested to work in a specific agency you are advised to regularly check the Agencies webpage for job opening, as not all job openings are published on the EPSO Portal.

Job vacancies in Brussels (mainly with EU focus)

Job vacancies in Brussels (mainly with EU focus)

The European Job Mobility Portal, for academic and non-academic jobs

Search international jobs in academic, science, research and administrative employment in the UK, Europe, Australasia, Africa, America and Asia & Middle East. Subscribe to Jobs by Email for vacancies in universities, colleges, research institutions, commercial and public sector, schools and charities.

Search for International Affairs Jobs worldwide


CV and Cover Letters

Offers access to the Europass templates and offers the possibility to create your CV and Cover Letter online.

 Gives general advice on how to write CVs and cover letters (with a focus for jobs in the UK) 


Job Interviews

Most common Questions asked in non-academic job interviews lists 57 common questions of job interviews.

Page last updated on 16 February 2021