Lessons from the Job Search: Panel Discussion with Recent SCC Early Career Hires

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John Medley Building, 4th-floor linkway


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Sarah Balkin


How long did it take after your PhD to land an academic job? What types of positions or postdocs did you get along the way? What kinds of teaching and research experience did you have, and what sorts of professional experience helped you? This panel discussion with our most recent early career hires, Dr Caitlin Vincent (Lecturer in Creative Industries), Dr Xin Pei (Lecturer in Media and Communication), and Dr Wulan Dirgantoro (Lecturer in Art History and Curatorship), is aimed at graduate researchers and recent PhDs who want to know more about the academic job search. Panelists will share their experience and advice while it is still fresh in their minds.

Dr Caitlin Vincent is a Lecturer in Creative Industries and the Head of Arts and Cultural Management, where she researches the future of work in the arts. Key areas of expertise include cultural labour, digital performance, and opera.

Dr Xin Pei is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the School of Culture and Communication. Her research examines the social consequences of adopting information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of marginalization.

Dr Wulan Dirgantoro is a Lecturer in Art History and Curatorship at the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests are gender and feminism, and trauma and memory in Indonesian modern and contemporary art.

Email SCC Director of Research Training Sarah Balkin sarah.balkin@unimelb.edu.au with questions. Location: John Medley Building, 4th-floor linkway. Registration is not required for this event.