Building an Academic Career: Strategies & Pathways for Researchers

Today more people are choosing to do a PhD than ever before, but jobs within academia are not growing at the same rate. How then can you use your PhD and postdoctoral experience to maximise your chances of success? This session reviews current priorities in academic recruitment, as well as the opportunities available to early career researchers that can be used for strategic positioning in the academic job market.

Session objectives:

  • Consider typical career pathways in academia and the skills and attributes required for success.
  • Identify tools to evaluate your personal strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Explore strategies to optimise your position in this highly competitive sector.

To get the most out of this workshop:

We strongly encourage you to look at the Planning and guidance for Research Students and Staff pages of our website before you attend.