As a member of the committees which applied for extensions of funding from the German research foundation for both my graduate school and my university institution, I have experience with large-scale funding applications, both of which were successful in securing further funding.
I find the nurturing of students in order to realise their best potential to be a greatly rewarding aspect of teaching work and I am thus interesting in taking on teaching as well as research.
I have three publications from my doctoral project, covering a broad range of scholarly interests.
Similarly, three times per semester I organise debate classes in which the class is split into groups which must defend a contested position in the field.
Encouraging students to consider perspectives which are contentious and with which they may not agree challenges them to think beyond their current knowledge and to explore alternative perspectives.
I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.
I am applying for the role of lecturer in psychology at the University of Hamburg.I also have experience co-supervising students in Bachelor's and Master’s psychology programs, from which I gained skills in project management and supporting students academically.My current research is on the relationship between priming and decision making, examining the degree to which value assessments are influenced by non-verbal primes.They can be one of the most important parts of your application, giving the recipient an idea of who you are and what your relevant expertise is.Essentially, it's the first impression an institution will have of you, so it's important to get it right.I have five publications on this topic, each published in high-impact journals.I am keen to continue this research at the University of Hamburg, given its expertise in decision making and its strong neuroscience community.Having recently completed my Ph D in biology, I am excited for the opportunity to join the world-renounced research team at the University of Leipzig.My primary research interests are migration behaviours in marine creatures, and in my current research I use methods including statistical modelling and field observations.These papers are currently in the submission process for high-ranked peer-reviewed journals.I wish to acquire third-party funding to support my research in the future, and to that end I am preparing applications for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) fellowship and the Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship.