Liz Aparicio of the SSWR Research Capacity Development Committee (RCDC) is coordinating the Job Market Webinar Series, in collaboration with GADE President Mo Yee Lee, SSWR Board Member Jenn Bellamy, Laura Abrams, and Liz Lightfoot . The Job Market Webinar Series aims to support early career social work researchers as they consider how to apply their many skills to multiple markets in order to maximize social work research across sectors. Both webinars will be recorded for distribution to SSWR and GADE members.
Webinar 1: Winding Pathways to the Tenure Track will be held July 30, 2020 from 3-4:30PM ET. This webinar will feature information about the academic job market, including preparing application materials, interviewing, and negotiating. The webinar will feature four panelists who will share their tips for success on the academic job market in both tenure track positions and other positions that can be later leveraged to obtain tenure track positions. Panelists will discuss how they positioned themselves to successfully move from positions such as postdoctoral fellowships and research scientist positions to the tenure track. Registration is available at www.go.umd.edu/webinar1.
Webinar 2: Making a Difference: Alternative Positions Beyond the Tenure Track will be held on August 20, 2020 from 1-2:30PM ET. This webinar will feature information on positions beyond the tenure track, including how to prepare for and maximize social work research skills in a range of positions. The webinar will feature four panelists who will share their experiences in positions such as policy research associates, research institute directors, writers, and research professors. Panelists will discuss how they employ their social work research skills beyond traditional tenure track positions to make an impact. Registration is available at www.go.umd.edu/webinar2.