CIVICA Doctoral Conference 2023

CIVICA Doctoral Conference 2023: How to Prepare Yourself for the Academic Job Market

15-17 November 2023
Central European University, Vienna

This conference offers PhD researchers from the ten CIVICA member universities the opportunity to prepare themselves for the academic job market. It involves feedback sessions and hands-on academic practice training workshops for PhD researchers from any discipline who seek an academic career.  

The conference includes sessions and workshops on the following topics, among others:

  • How to write a powerful cover letter
  • How to develop an effective research proposal for postdoc applications
  • How to give a persuasive presentation on your research in a job talk
  • How to do job interviews

All sessions and workshops are run by experts and faculty members from the CIVICA partner institutions. The participants have the chance to meet each other informally and to develop intra-CIVICA friendships in the beautiful setting of Vienna.

Take a look at the conference programme >>

Conference Steering Committee

  • Giulia Belloni (Bocconi)
  • Elena Braccia (SSE)
  • Nicoleta Corbu (SNSPA)
  • Monica Jitareanu (CEU)
  • Katarzyna Kacperczyk (SGH)
  • Aygen Kurt-Dickson (LSE)
  • Laura Maguire (IE)
  • Robin Markwica (EUI/Hertie School)
  • Zeineb Mazouz (EUI)
  • Bingchun Meng (LSE)
  • Michael Merlingen (CEU)
  • Timea Mester-Takacs (CEU)
  • Laurence Romani (SSE)
  • Eleanor Spaventa (Bocconi)
  • Imola Streho (Sciences Po)
  • Alina Thiemann (Sciences Po)
  • Annika Zorn (Hertie School)


Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Robin Markwica (robin.markwica[at]

Past editions

CIVICA Doctoral Conference 2022>>

CIVICA Doctoral Conference 2021>>

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