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Lectureships: Ready, Set, Go!

Practical information

  • Audience: Postdocs and research staff at Queen's (priority to individuals with AC2/AC3 grade contracts, e.g. Research fellows, Senior Research Fellows). Based on the facilitator's expertise, this course is more tailored to researchers in STEM disciplines but most of it also translate to AHSS positions and postdocs from all faculties are welcome
  • Date and time: 22 March 2022 (09:30 - 16:30)
  • Length: 1 day
  • Place: Online
  • Number of places: 25 max - *We anticipate high interest in this course and will keep a waiting list. Priority will then be given at future sessions to those on the waiting list from the previous event.
  • Organised by: PDC

Content

This full day interactive course is designed to provide you with useful information to help you prepare for the next stage of your academic career. Is a lectureship the right thing for you? Can you make your academic career ambitions a reality? What is the application process like? How are the key skills recruiters are looking for in a lecturer? Where are the gaps in your CV? What can you do now to start filling in those missing areas?

Based on the facilitator's expertise, this course is more tailored to researchers in STEM disciplines however, most of the material will translate to AHSS positions and postdocs from all faculties are welcome.

Programme Objectives

During this course, you will:
  • Discuss the academic career path
  • Look at current lectureship job descriptions to identify key skills
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses for career progression
  • Analyse senior academic CVs
  • Peer-review each other's CVs
  • Create an action plan to maximise the potential of your lectureship application

Participants will be required to share a pdf copy of their CV with the facilitator and other attendees for an exercise. We advise that the version submitted doesn't include personal details such as address, phone number, personal email, or any other information the attendee isn't willing to share. The PDC, facilitator or attendees won't retain access to the documents after the course.

Facilitator

Dr Karen Hinxman

Dr Karen Hinxman is a Consultant within the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre at Imperial College London. She gained her PhD in Structural Biology from the University of York, before joining a research institute in Montreal, Canada. In 2011 she returned to the UK to take a postdoc position at the University of Warwick. Karen is passionate about helping postdocs reach their full potential and to achieve this, she provides a range of training and support to postdocs across Imperial College and is actively involved in the co-ordination of the Postdoc Reps Network.

Feedback

Rating (out of 5): 4.9

Recommended by: 100%

Number of feedback provided: 18

Quote: "Excellent and very informative workshop, highly recommended!" (Participant, Dec 2020)