The October 24th chat is hosted by @KiraVClarke. Kira is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of education policy, youth transitions and vocational education and training. She is in the final stages of a PhD looking at vocational education for young people and she chairs the Early Career Academic Committee in her Graduate School.
The next #ECRchat is about building a personal academic narrative. Academics can often be very good a telling you what their particular project or research focus is, but can sometimes struggle to articulate the synergies between their research and the other aspects of their academic profile (e.g. teaching, knowledge transfer/engagement, community service, leadership, etc). With mounting pressure to demonstrate a ‘well-rounded’ academic profile, how do ECRs go about building a personal academic narrative?
This chat is an opportunity to consider questions such as: What sort of academic profile are you pursuing? What are the challenges to building a balance between the different demands of an academic life? In what ways have you successfully built coherence between your teaching and research interests? What advice could you give to other ECRs struggling to build their own personal academic narrative?
Look forward to hearing from you!