The Society for Social Work and Research

2013 Annual Conference

January 16-20, 2013 I Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina I San Diego, CA

Invited Symposium I: Research and Career Development: Stories From Mid-Career Scholars

Friday, January 18, 2013: 10:00 AM-11:45 AM
Harbor Island Ballroom 3 (Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina)
Ruth E. Dunkle, PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ellen DeVoe, PhD, Boston University, Sadhna Diwan, PhD, San Jose State University and Rebecca J. Macy, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Back by demand, this invited session featuring three mid-career faculty is organized to address the needs of early to mid-career SSWR members in their efforts to develop successful research and academic careers that make an impact on the profession in which we work and the society in which we live. The three invited panelists represent diverse and successful career trajectories built upon the use of a wide range of research methodologies, and divergent research careers built on federal funding or nonfederal funding, and their tenure in institutions with varying degrees of emphasis and support for research. They share a common goal of conducting research that strives to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable populations and achieve a just society. The panelists will answer a series of questions on their careers and career strategies, including making transitions in career (e.g. from doctoral student to academic job, tenure and post-tenure and changing institutions), seeking support for research (e.g. mentors, collaboration, network, and institutional support), and balancing (e.g. academic research publishing and grant writing, work and life (and/or family) and establishing an independent line of research that makes significant contributions to our field.
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