Career Development Services

Career Development Service for SSHM Early Career Scholars: Reliving his previous career as a careers advisor, Dr Matthew Smith will talk to early career researchers via skype or telephone about how to progress their career in academia, focussing on publishing, funding, teaching and work-life balance.  He is happy to book four 30 minute appointments per month on a first come, first served basis.  Please get in touch with him at m.smith@strath.ac.uk.

Coaching Service for SSHM Early Career Scholars: The SSHM’s Policy Development Officer, Dr Richard McKay, also works as a coach, holding an Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation. As part of the Society’s commitment to supporting early career scholars, Dr McKay will offer a limited number of 30-minute coaching sessions at a substantial discount to early career scholars who are current members of the Society. To register their interest for this confidential service, which is contracted outside the Society’s formal remit, eligible members should email Richard McKay at rich@richlifecoaching.co.uk.

Social Media and Digital History for SSHM Scholars: Dr Lisa Smith (University of Essex) is happy to talk to people about social media (especially twitter and blogging) and setting up digital history projects.  Please get in touch with her at lisa.smith@essex.ac.uk.

“Getting Published” for SSHM Early Career Scholars: Professor Keir Waddington will talk to early career researchers via email or telephone about how to turn your PhD into a book, how to write a book proposal, and how to get your monograph published.  Please get in touch with him at waddingtonk@cardiff.ac.uk

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