Portfolio careers for researchers

by Barrie Hopson on April 3, 2011 · 1 comment

in Starting a portfolio career

And the references continue to grow!  I became very aware of the issues for academic researchers when giving a keynote to a Vitae national conference in November.

There is a seminar on this topic on Tuesday, 17 May 2011,  11:30 – 13:45, at  CRASSH Seminar Room (The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) at Cambridge University.

‘Full-time permanent academic appointments are getting scarcer, freelance working and ‘portfolio careers’  are on the increase. This session enables you to hear from academics who work, or have worked, outside academia while also maintaining a profile in their academic field. The session includes group work in which you and your peers help each other to think of congenial ways in which you can work on several fronts, successively or simultaneously, and how to go about making it happen.’

Is this or is this not becoming a real career choice for more and more people!

Organised by CRASSH Postdoc Forum and the Careers Service

The event is free and open to all postdocs in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. Please email raa43 [at] cam.ac.uk to reserve a place.

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1 Paul Denny April 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm

What about scientists? Might this be a realistic option for them, too?

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