IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 944: What Next?: Academic Employment after the PhD - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:HistoryLab+
Organiser:Marci Freedman, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Marci Freedman, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Abstract

The purpose of this round table is to gather together early career researchers and established lecturers to offer their experiences and advice on the academic job market. They will speak on a range of topics including finding a job post-PhD, good practice for CVs and cover letters, and information about the interview process. Participants will have the opportunity to ask our speakers about their own academic journeys, as well as share their concerns about academic employment. This round table is sponsored by HistoryLab+, a network to support late-stage postgraduates, early career historians, and independent scholars by providing access to training, career development, and networking opportunities.

Participants include William Purkis (University of Birmingham), Charlie Rozier (Swansea University), and Katherine Weikert (University of Winchester).