Portfolio Careers for Early Career Researchers

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  • Portfolio Careers for Early Career Researchers

    1. 1. Portfolio Careersas an Early Career Researcher @jennifermjones http://www.jennifermjones.net
    2. 2. Research Background http://www.wordle.net
    3. 3. Why?
    4. 4. Context
    5. 5. Context- self-funded PhD at Leicester (2008-2009)
    6. 6. Context- self-funded PhD at Leicester (2008-2009)- short-term research contracts
    7. 7. Context- self-funded PhD at Leicester (2008-2009)- short-term research contracts- new media development
    8. 8. Context- self-funded PhD at - graduate teaching Leicester assistant (2008-2009)- short-term research contracts- new media development
    9. 9. Context
    10. 10. Context- graduate teaching assistant
    11. 11. Context- graduate teaching assistant- website development
    12. 12. Context- graduate teaching assistant- website development- social media advice
    13. 13. Portfolio
    14. 14. Portfolio- Offered funding at UWS (2009)
    15. 15. Portfolio- Offered funding at UWS (2009) - teaching
    16. 16. Portfolio- Offered funding at UWS (2009) - teaching - short-term research
    17. 17. Portfolio- Offered funding at UWS (2009) - teaching - short-term research - live-blogging & media
    18. 18. Portfolio
    19. 19. Portfolio- consultancy
    20. 20. Portfolio- consultancy- speaking
    21. 21. Portfolio- consultancy- speaking- developing modules
    22. 22. Portfolio- consultancy- speaking- developing modules- knowledge transfer projects
    23. 23. How?
    24. 24. Managing Work social media web 2.0
    25. 25. Communication
    26. 26. Communication
    27. 27. Planning
    28. 28. C.V. 2.0
    29. 29. Pros and Cons
    30. 30. Autonomy
    31. 31. Autonomy- Not tied to one place
    32. 32. Autonomy- Not tied to one place- Work place politics
    33. 33. Autonomy- Not tied to one place- Work place politics- Freedom to experiment
    34. 34. Autonomy- Not tied to one place- Work place politics- Freedom to experiment- Radical opportunities
    35. 35. Flexibility
    36. 36. Flexibility- There is no 9-5, no Monday- Friday
    37. 37. Flexibility- There is no 9-5, no Monday- Friday- Can travel, will travel
    38. 38. Flexibility- There is no 9-5, no Monday- Friday- Can travel, will travel- Change the scenery
    39. 39. Flexibility- There is no 9-5, no Monday- Friday- Can travel, will travel- Change the scenery- Meet new people
    40. 40. Transdisciplinary
    41. 41. Transdisciplinary- collaboration
    42. 42. Transdisciplinary- collaboration- work outside of discipline
    43. 43. Transdisciplinary- collaboration- work outside of discipline- autonomy allows you to break silos in research
    44. 44. Transdisciplinary- collaboration- work outside of discipline- autonomy allows you to break silos in research- new dimensions to research field
    45. 45. Administration
    46. 46. Administration- managing paperwork
    47. 47. Administration- managing paperwork- getting used to different systems at different institutions
    48. 48. Administration- managing paperwork- getting used to different systems at different institutions- communication can be difficult
    49. 49. Lack of ‘progression’
    50. 50. Lack of ‘progression’- Temporary line management
    51. 51. Lack of ‘progression’- Temporary line management- Manage own expectations and
    52. 52. Lack of ‘progression’- Temporary line management- Manage own expectations and- Measure own progression
    53. 53. Lack of ‘progression’- Temporary line management- Manage own expectations and- Measure own progression- Building stronger relationships
    54. 54. Saying “No!”
    55. 55. Saying “No!”- Recognising opportunities that suit plans
    56. 56. Saying “No!”- Recognising opportunities that suit plans- Taking on what you can manage
    57. 57. Saying “No!”- Recognising opportunities that suit plans- Taking on what you can manage- Plan 6 months in advance
    58. 58. Know your value
    59. 59. Know your value- Something for nothing
    60. 60. Know your value- Something for nothing- Agreeing contracts before commencing work
    61. 61. Know your value- Something for nothing- Agreeing contracts before commencing work- Expenses and other costs
    62. 62. Conclusions
    63. 63. Pro-active
    64. 64. Communicate
    65. 65. Public Engagement
    66. 66. Academic
    67. 67. Thanks!email@jennifermjones.net www.jennifermjones.net

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