City Institute workshop explores unique challenges of early-career scholars

The City Institute at York University will host a workshop Nov. 15 and 16 that aims to address unique challenges that early-career scholars face in transitioning from specialized and individual research programs to academic and non-academic employment.

The York-Waterloo Early Career Professional Training Workshop in Urban Studies is an annual joint enterprise between the City Institute at York University (Professor Linda Peake, City Institute director and professor, social sciences) and the University of Waterloo (Professor Markus Moos, associate director of Graduate Studies and associate professor, School of Planning).

This year, the two-day workshop will engage academic, industry and government professionals in career development workshops on topics including: teaching and course development; grant writing; mental health and work-life balance; social media and networking; academic job preparation; academic publishing, copyright and open access; non-academic work paths; CVs and job applications; navigating career transitions; and navigating differences in the academy.

This event provides opportunity for a critical conversation about the unique challenges that early-career scholars (PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members) face as they move from the graduate level into academic and non-academic professions.

Navigating this transition requires open, collaborative and forward-looking discussions focused on personal and professional career development, while also providing mentoring and networking opportunities.

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