Academic careers are unique. You’re expected to serve your students, conduct high-quality research and to build an international reputation for your scholarship. The job requires years of education; writing, speaking and teamworking skills; data and tech literacy; curiosity and creativity; and time commitments outside the typical 9 to 5.
There is no one path to career success in academia, but there are lessons that can be learned from others who have gone before you – or might even be working alongside you. Join us from 10-11am where we'll answer questions about academic careers in several countries and offer advice on everything from salary negotiation to networking to choosing the right supervisor.
Australian National University
Prof. Kylie Message-Jones is Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University and Director of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres. She is a Research Fellow of the National Museum of Australia. She has led research development and leadership programs for graduate students and academics and recently developed a cross-institutional Research Training Program with the National Museum of Australia.
University of Luxembourg
Prof. Catherine Léglu is Vice-Rector for academic affairs at the University of Luxembourg. Her role has responsibility for Education strategy, Education quality, steering student admissions and the student journey through to graduation. She taught at Queen’s University Belfast, Bristol and at the University of Reading.
Sarah Birrell Ivory
University of Edinburgh
Dr Sarah Birrell Ivory is Director of the Centre for Business, Climate Change and Sustainability and Senior Lecturer in Climate Change and Business Strategy at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS). Her textbook ‘Becoming a Critical Thinker: for your university studies and beyond’, has been adopted by universities across the world.