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SCWIST Brown Bag: Navigating Your Academic Career

April 20, 2015

Interested in becoming a faculty member? Start strategizing now about how to successfully manage and your early academic career with advice and insights from the Executive Director of the SFU Faculty Association, Brian Green.

When: Thurs April 23, 12-1:30pm

Where: Research Commons, 7th floor of SFU Burnaby's W.A.C. Bennett Library

Register here

Coffee and cookies provided. Please bring your lunch.This session will explore the following questions:

  • How are the strategies for getting a faculty position different from the strategies of getting tenure? 
  • What are the major pitfalls to maintaining a collegial environment? 
  • How can one effectively negotiate intellectual property ownership? 
  • How is career advancement in the sciences affected by systemic (institutional) and social norms?

Brian Green is Executive Director of the SFU Faculty Association. A sociologist by training, Brian has made his career advising academic staff organizations, negotiating collective agreements and advocating for faculty at BCIT and UBC, as well as here at SFU. His place in the university community provides a unique perspective on academic life - where teaching, research and service merge with institutional and interpersonal politics and faculty members adopt and shed any number of roles and identities in a day's work.

This session is organizedin partnership between the SFU Postdoctoral Fellows Association, the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows and the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology.

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