Presenter: Jo VanEvery, a PhD in sociology from the University of Essex and former program officer with the Standard Research Grants program at SSHRC.
0:00 - 1:05 The typical PhD student1:05 - 3:02 Starting your academic career3:02 - 4:37 Teaching tips4:37 - 6:07 The changing university environment6:07 - 8:56 Tenure, publication and grant pressures
0:00 - 1:06 Why you should have a mentor1:06 - 3:31 Get the right info3:31 - 4:12 You have a lot of autonomy4:12 - 6:13 Preparing for teaching6:13 - 7:30 Have a plan for your research
0:00 - 1:21 Problems with thesis writing1:21 - 3:21 The big and small questions3:21 - 4:13 SSHRC competition4:13 - 6:47 The three year plan
0:00 - 1:42 Different research types1:42 - 3:15 Building relationships3:15 - 4:34 Importance of networking4:34 - 6:18 Advancing knowledge6:18 - 8:27 Tips on being able to do your research
0:00 - 1:38 Defining your goals1:38 - 3:13 Interdisciplinary research3:13 - 5:30 Your publication plan5:30 - 7:18 Widen your impact
0:00 - 1:30 Start on the thing that’s your passion1:30 - 2:35 Establishing yourself2:35 - 5:15 Interdisciplinary contradictions5:15 - 6:30 Don’t always publish with the same people
I enjoyed hearing someone else voice the concerns I have. Teaching and working can be isolating and lead to irrational views. Seek out people who balance your own views, listen to these people and move forward each day. We need to have polished social skills to endure the career highs and lows. I define success as being happy most of the time . . . therefore I am.
Posted by Thomas Ryan, Feb 16, 2010 5:59 PM