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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 of becoming 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 organize 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. I did research stays in Hamamatsu (Japan), Harvard (USA) as well as 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 attractive 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?

Course Curriculum


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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


What is included in the "How to become a professor" course?
The course "How to become a professor!" is a concise 3-weeks online course. You can access it from anywhere and download it on your PC, tablet, or phone. How it works: • Every 3 days, new lectures will be released, including short assignments that help you to get clarity and position yourself in the best way. • After the course, you get a free personal bonus coaching call! That's what you get: • You will get reliable and honest advice on how to pursue a successful academic career. • You will become part of the small group of scientists who know how to succeed in academia. • You will learn the unspoken rules of a successful academic career. • You will know how to dramatically increase your chances of becoming a professor. • You will know how a selection committee screens for good candidates? • You will learn whether you want to pay the price (a lot of effort, time, and money) to become a professor. • You will make better choices than 99% of all other scientists in your field.
Is there a bonus included?
Yes, at the end of the course, you get a free bonus coaching call to address specific questions you have about your personal career plan.
Why is the course so cheap? Is it any good?
I am aware that there are very costly career development courses out there that may cost between 1000 and 3000 dollars/EUR (I took a few of those myself!). Thus, below 350 EUR is indeed a very low price for such an instructive and efficient course that also includes a bonus personal coaching call at the end. However, I want to make this course available to as many young researchers as possible. Anyway, I have doubled the price since I initially launched it, I can not promise that I will not increase the price in the next round.
Is there a guarantee?
Yes! I want you to be happy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days, and I will give you a full refund. You could theoretically take the whole course, then ask for your money back and get it free. Am I crazy? No, I trust you, and I know that my course participants are going to get results.
How can I enroll in the course?
Just click the link "enrol" below. You can choose to pay the full price or select a payment plan at the end of the page. Then click the enroll button. You will be forwarded to the enrollment page to provide your contact information and payment details. You can pay with a credit card or Google Pay.
How do I access the training?
You will receive an email with the access details as well as an email every three days to lead you to the next lecture and assignment.
How much time will I have to commit to this course?
This is a concise, 3-weeks online course. About every third day, you will receive an email with new content. You will get access to new lectures (30-60 minutes) and bite-sized assignments. If you stick to it, you have to invest about four times 10 to 30 minutes per week to do the exercises. Of course, you are free to be much more ambitious and invest much more time in your career.
How long will the course be available?
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. Just in case I may ever have to close my school, you can download all videos and keep them forever.
I have no time now. Will you offer this course again?
The course will be closed for some time to make sure that I can give all participants my full attention. However, my schedule is already packed, and I just don't know if I'll have time to keep doing this. So this may truly be the ONLY opportunity to ever see what's inside the training.
When does the course start?
You will receive the first course material a few hours after you join. And you get LIFETIME ACCESS to the course. That means if you fall behind, you can get back into the course material at your own convenience. And any time I add new stuff to the course, you will get it -­-­ free. All videos are downloadable to your computer or phone. Thus, if you have work obligations or a family event, you can just wait until you get back and pick right back up.
How do you know I'll follow through on this course?
About every third day, you will receive access to the lectures (30-60 minutes) or bite-sized assignments. You need only 10 to 15 minutes for most assignments. This is to make it so that you don't get overwhelmed and do reach substantial knowledge about the strategies to
Do I get to ask you questions specifically?
It is advised that you send me the answers to the exercises for accountability reasons. I will read them all, and sporadically I will comment on them. At the end of the course, you get - as a bonus - a personal coaching call to address specific questions you have.
What makes this course different?
To my knowledge, this is the ONLY course worldwide that gives you a precise strategy on how to become a professor. There are many career development courses out there. You can easily pay 1000 to 3000 dollars for a course to find your dream job and to make a career. However, all these courses have one major flaw – they are not adapted to the specific needs of young scientists who aim to pursue a career in academia. This course is specially designed for scientists and their particular needs.

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