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Navigating the Academic Job Market: Application Process and Insight from Application Process and Insight from Recent Experiences


Navigating the academic job markets can feel like entering a mysterious "black box", where the rules of the game are unclear. This webinar aims to demystify this process and empower aspiring academics with practical strategies for success in navigating the academic job market, particularly in psychology, human development, and related fields. The session will kick off with a comprehensive overview of the current academic job landscape, providing valuable insights into the diverse array of institutions, positions, and the key skills and qualifications sought by discerning hiring committees. Attendees will gain a nuanced understanding of the latest trends in these fields, with a focus on the impact of interdisciplinary research and the growing importance of diversity and inclusion. Drawing from personal experiences, Dr. Ip will share valuable insights gained from navigating the academic job market. The webinar will culminate in an interactive Q&A session and open discussion, allowing participants to engage with Dr. Ip and fellow attendees. This collaborative dialogue will provide a platform to explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in navigating the academic job markets, fostering a supportive community of individuals dedicated to advancing their careers in academia.

Dr. Ka I Ip is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development (ICD). Dr Ip is proud to be a first-generation immigrant and to have begun his academic career at a community college. He obtained his PhD in Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan and was a Susan-Nolen Hoeksema Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University before joining ICD. He is currently the director of the D.A.N.C.E. (Development, Affective Neuroscience, Culture & Environment) Lab studying culture, children and adolescents’ mental health and the developing brain.

September 13, 2024
Fri 10:00 AM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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