Early Career Academic Foundations Program

This program aims to develop understanding of academic life at the University of Melbourne (UoM) in order to accelerate the contribution of early career academics in their teaching, research and service. It provides a broad foundation of knowledge about UoM’s research and teaching activities and expectations, as well as the opportunity to develop strong networking and collaborative relationships across the University.

By participating in this program you will have opportunities to:

  • Clarify your career goals and how to best achieve these;
  • Think strategically about your priorities and how these align with a broader strategic context;
  • Learn from the experiences of academics from across the University;
  • Build a network of colleagues across discipline areas and;
  • Develop your career plan for the next five years.

Program outline

The program consists of four sessions across semester. Participants are expected to attend all four sessions.

SESSION 1: DRIVING YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER

  • Understanding expectations
  • How the University Operates
  • Career Planning and Building Your CV

SESSION 2: KNOWING WHERE YOU ARE GOING AND HOW TO GET THERE

  • What Does Quality and Impact Look Like?
  • Panel session ‘What I wish I knew as an Early Career Academic’
  • Measuring Quality and Impact

SESSION 3: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • Identifying Your Strengths
  • Communicating Your Research and Extending Your Networks
  • Linking to Programs Available at the University

SESSION 4: WHERE TO FROM HERE?

  • Identifying Mentoring Opportunities and Support
  • Devise Your Action Plan – constructive Goal Setting.

Application

Applications for this program have closed for 2016. This program will run again in 2017. Please subscribe to our e-newsletter for future alerts on this program for 2017.

Enquiries

Erin Turner

erin.turner@unimelb.edu.au

8344 2591