Research & Innovation Series

Beyond the Professoriate Research & Innovation Series is for faculty, administrators, staff, and senior leadership who are interested in learning and sharing best practices for preparing the next generation of PhDs for career success. Topics include current research findings about career pathways for PhDs, the academic job market, innovative programs to prepare students for careers outside of academia, and advice from faculty for their colleagues about mentoring graduate students interested in pursuing non-faculty careers. Presentations are by faculty members, researchers, and staff from professional organizations or universities in Canada and the United States.

Tracking The Job Market in Theatre & Performance Studies

Connect with Noe Montez, PhD

Industry Needs Social Science: Clemson University's Business Anthropology Program

Connect with Melissa Vogel, PhD

The Humanities In Practice

Zeb Larson, ABD

David J. Staley, PhD

UNLV's Professional Development Academy: Preparing Graduate & Professional Students for Careers

Valarie Burke, MEd

Katelyn DiBenedetto, PhD

Preparing for Life After University: Career Development & Professional Skills

Patricia Goff, PhD

Frances Humphreys

Mitacs Research & Training Funding Opportunities

Forough Khadem, PhD

Eva Reddington

Amanda Rossi, PhD

Kaitlyn Shannon

What is the Role of Departments in Doctoral Student Professional Development?

Loleen Berdahl, PhD

Jonathan Malloy, PhD

Motivating INformed Decisions: An Experiment on Effective Career Development Interventions for Life Science PhDs

Gabriela Monsalve, PhD

Improving Transparency in Biomedical PhD Career Outcomes

Chris Pickett, PhD

Who Gets the Job? A Look Into the Structure of Canadian Academia

Francois LaChapelle

Patrick Burnett

Institutionalizing Support for Grads Transitioning from Student to Professional

Kara Brisson-Boivin, PhD

Using Evidence to Make Academia More Transparent to Early Career Scientists

Gary McDowell, PhD

Preparing Future Professionals: A Career Development Course to Enhance Work Readiness

Nathan Vanderford, PhD

Using ImaginePhD to Explore & Plan Your Humanities or Social Sciences Career

Teresa Dillinger, PhD

Shaping Professional Development in Graduate Education: National Initiatives from the Council of Graduate Schools

Maureen McCarthy, PhD​

What Comes After the Graduate Degree? A Look at the Big Picture

Rob Townsend, PhD

Expanding Scholarly Training and Career Horizons through Public Scholarship

Molly McCarthy, PhD

Dipping into the Workforce: McGill University's Doctoral Internship Program

Sabine Dhir, PhD​

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