How to become a professor

A step-by-step guide to pursue a successful academic career in science

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Are you confused about your academic career? There is a solution.

  • Are you struggling to get reliable and honest advice on how to pursue a successful academic career?
  • Do you want to become part of the small group of scientists who know how to succeed in academia?
  • Do you want to know the unspoken rules of a successful academic career?
  • Do you want to know how to dramatically increase your chances to become a professor?
  • Do you want to know how a selection committee screens for good candidates?
  • Are you unsure whether you want to pay the price (a lot of effort, time and money) to become a professor?

I know your struggle. I have been in your shoes and I have created this course to give you pragmatic advice on how to become a professor in science.

Learn the open secrets of academia that nobody tells you!

What you get:

  • Expert advice on how to prepare for a career as a professor in science.
  • 30+ videos which explain key aspects of a scientific career including funding, publications, scientific independence, international reputation, mobility, teaching and much more.
  • Honest analysis of the “unspoken laws” of academia which nobody tells you.
  • Pragmatic advice on how to become an attractive candidate for a selection committee.
  • 30 days money back guarantee!

Your Instructor

Prof. Sven Hendrix
Prof. Sven Hendrix

I’m a Full Professor for Neuroanatomy and the Director of the Doctoral School for Medicine & Life Sciences at Hasselt University in Belgium. In partnership with other colleagues and universities in Belgium, I also organise university and national events to support young scientists in their careers.

In my current role, I’ve found a good career and life balance. However, like many scientists my career has been an emotional roller-coaster, jumping between many different jobs and countries. I discovered my passion for science studying medicine in Berlin (Germany). I did a lot of research there and was also very mobile. I studied in Parma (Italy) with ERASMUS and did research stays in Hamamatsu (Japan), Harvard (USA) as well and London (UK). I moved back to Berlin and worked for six years in an anatomy department. Then, after two tedious years of applying for a limited number of professor positions in Germany, I started looking internationally. I managed to secure three interesting offers, from Imperial College (UK), University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) and Hasselt University (Belgium). After negotiating for several weeks and weighing up the different options, I moved to Belgium in 2008.

Navigating my science career has been a long and challenging journey so I’m excited to help make it easier for young scientists. Through this course I will share my experience, as well as bringing you the best advice from other star and role model scientists.

Who should follow this course?

PhD students, postdocs and young professors in science - especially in the life sciences and similar domains such as biology, biomedical sciences and medicine - who want to get the best advice on how to become a professor and how to pursue a scientific career with success.

Do you want to become part of the small group of scientists who actually know how to succeed in academia?

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Prof. Hendrix provided me with invaluable insight into the world of academia! I have learned to see myself through the eyes of the recruiter and how best to sell my strengths, skills and experiences.

Dr. Dearbhaile Dooley, postdoc --> assistant professor, Dublin

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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