Making UU attractive to researchers: A seminar and panel debate on career paths for junior researchers

Making UU attractive to researchers: A seminar and panel debate on career paths for junior researchers

Academic career paths are not always a straight line to tenure track. In this seminar and panel debate we will discuss how academic career paths can be more attractive from a Swedish point of view an taking into consideration an international perspective.

 

Date: 11th October (13.00-15:30)

Place: Humanistiska teatern, Uppsala

There will be a room reserved at Campus Gotland (E44) for joining the hybrid event, enjoying coffee and tea, and meeting with other junior faculty.  

Agenda

13:00-13:15 – Event presentation 

·       Presentation of Junior Faculty (JF) by Lisa Börjesson (JF Vice-Chair)

·       Presentation of Uppsala University Postdoc association (UUPA) by Aikeremu Ahemaiti (UUPA Chair)

·       Career paths at UU – forms of employment and examples by Theodora Kunovac Kallak (JF Chair).

 

13:15-13:30 – “Attract and retain – young researchers and our future” Anders Hagfeldt (UU Vice-chancellor).

13:30-13:45 – “Stress, uncertainty, and research opportunity for Early Career Researchers: is it getting better or worse over time?” by Grant Kemp (National Junior Faculty presentation Chair).

13:45-14:00 – Break 

14:00-14:20 – "Developing career and research assessment - metrics or narrative?”

 by Marika Edoff (Professor in Solid State Electronics, UU; and member of the Guild).

14:20-14:40 – “What makes for attractive career paths – international evidence”

by Jürgen Janger (Senior Economist at WIFO). 

14:40-15:20 Panel debate “Career paths – potentials for development and future prospects” moderated by Ingrid Berg (Project Coordinator at CIRCUS) with: 

-       Prof. Anders Hagfeldt (UU Vice-chancellor)

-       Prof. Coco Norén (UU Deputy Vice-Chancellor)

-       Eva Söderman (UU head of the Division for Internationalization) 

-       Prof. Marika Edoff (Professor in Solid State Electronics, UU; and member of the Guild) 

-       Grant Kemp (NJF Chair, Researcher SU)

-       Jürgen Janger (Senior Economist at WIFO) 

-       Theodora Kunovac Kallak (Associate senior Lecturer, UU-JF Chair)

 

15:20-15:30 Concluding remarks  

Register to attend in Uppsala at Humanistiska teatern by the 3rd October: https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/62057

 

Register to attend in Gotland at room E44 by the 3rd October: https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/64340