The IAM Early Career Development Network (ECDN) aims to provide IAM members with a range of professional and career development activities across the key strands of academic posts (Teaching, Research & Service). It holds a somewhat different focus to the Annual Conference along with hosting an extended target audience and group of contributors. The objectives of the ECDN are to:
- Encourage collaborative debate and learning on research, teaching, learning and professional development.
- Attract and build a community of scholars and practitioners interested in independent research, teaching & professional development practices.
- Establish a forum for discussion and debate on in Irish and international context.
- Build the capacity, skills and networks of IAM members
- Encourage the sharing of good practices in teaching, research and service amongst the IAM community
ECDN Launch and Workshop Event
Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, March 6 2020
The opening workshop of the ECDN will be focused on career paths and development. This event will involve presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A around the variety of career paths available to early career scholars (i.e. PhD students, postdocs, early career lecturers etc along with teasing out the benefits, drawbacks, opportunities and challenges of the different options. It will also seek to provide guidance on how best to develop and manage your academic career and support your academic and research network.
How the academic job market works - Panel Discussion: The panel explore topics such as; what is looked for when recruiting early career academics, advice on best managing your academic career, challenges/advice in transitioning from a PhD student to academic staff member.
- Prof. Denis Harrington, Head of Graduate Business, Waterford Institute of Technology
- Prof. Thia Hennessy, Dean of Cork University Business School, University College Cork
- Dr. Christine Cross, Acting Dean, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
- Prof. Graham Heaslip, Head of the School of Business, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Transitioning from PhD to Academic Career - Panel Discussion: This panel discussion will involve several colleagues from different backgrounds and who have taken different pathways of in their Academic Career. The topics explored will include discussions around the challenge/advice in moving from being a PhD to academic staff member, completing your PhD while on academic staff; the value and pitfalls of international experience, taking up a lecturing post versus postdoc, other types of academic/research jobs, the academic jobs market and succeeding at interviews and so forth.
- Dr. Gail Sheppard, Technological University Dublin
- Dr. Sinead Monaghan, Trinity College Dublin
- Prof. Anne Keegan, University College Dublin
- James Duggan, University College Cork
This workshop will be followed by lunch and the launch of Irish Academy of workshop Strategy 2020-2025
Event Location: Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
Event Date and Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm (followed by lunch and the IAM 2020-2025 Strategy Launch)
Event fee: Free of charge to Irish Academy and British Academy of Management Members