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CONSIDERING A CAREER IN ACADEMIA?

If you are nearing completion of your PhD, and considering a career in academia, there are a number of events and workshops in the University which will be of interest to you.

The SSPS Graduate School and the SSPS Research Office are co-organising three Roberts-funded Research Skills Workshops, specifically aimed at PhD students considering a career in academia and at Postdoctoral Fellows.

 

These are:

 

  • How to Plan your Research Career - Dr Graham Spinardi, Professor Robin Williams, Dr Laura Jeffery, SSPS– 15th October, 12.30 – 2.00
  • Publishing Strategies - Professor Charlie Jeffery, Professor Robin Williams, Professor Liz Stanley, and Dr Kate Orton-Johnson, SSPS– to be run in semester 2, date tbc
  • Making the Most of your Postdoctoral Fellowship – to be run in semester 2, date tbc.  Note that this session does not cover applying for a Fellowship, as that is covered in the ERI session below.

 

These workshops are part of a larger series organised by the SSPS Research Office; others in the series may also be of interest.

 

Further details, including how to book, are available at: http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/research/skills_dev

 

 

The University’s central Research support service, ERI, is running the following events:

 

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships – Professor Jonathan Spencer (SSPS), 24th Sept, 12.30 – 2.00

 

An Introduction to Research Funding – Tuesday 3rd November 2009, 12:30-5:00pm (aimed at Arts & Humanities, but may still be of interest to Social Scientists)

 

Postdoctoral Opportunities – Dr Lawrence Dritsas (SSPS), Thurs 21st January 2010, 12:30-2:00pm

 

Further information about these events is available at: http://www.eri.ed.ac.uk/hss/learninglunch/index.htm

 

 

Booking is available through MyEd <http://www.myed.ed.ac.uk/>

Freshers 2013