A research statement is a common component of the academic job application. The purpose of this document is to give the hiring committee a sense of what you will be doing if they hire you so they can see how that fits into the department and institution as a whole. The research statement is like … [Read more...] about Writing a research statement
Research: a category in transition
Also known as scholarship, thinking big thoughts. A big part of your academic life.
When reviewing the blog with a view to treating it more as a library of useful information (in summer 2015), I noticed that I have stopped putting things in this category and shifted much more to categorizing things as "writing".
Posts in this category will be edited and/or recategorized starting in July 2015.
Writing for scholarly journals and writing for wider impact are not mutually exclusive. The impact your work has outside of academia is partly dependent on the quality of the work and the respect that work has within relevant academic networks. Yes, we want evidence based policy and practice, but … [Read more...] about Prestigious journals & wider impact
One thing that frustrates me is how often researchers seem to be giving over control of their research to others. You don't think about planning your research until a funding deadline looms. You do that planning within the constraints of this particular grant. You are trying to figure out what … [Read more...] about Take control of your research plans
While helping a client with her application for promotion I was reminded of a conversation I had with a senior colleague when I applied for a promotion many years ago. The promotion committee will be looking for a trajectory in your research. I checked the guidelines for promotion from my client’s … [Read more...] about Applying for promotion: Research Trajectory
As the long summer break nears an end and the beginning of the academic year looms larger on the horizon, you may have a tendency to panic about your writing and research. You wonder whether you’ve done enough over the summer. You fear that you won’t get to it at all once teaching, student … [Read more...] about End of summer panic