Online Event: Caring for Impact on the Job Market: Asset or Liability?

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In June and July MethodSpace will focus on research-oriented careers including career purpose and goals, skills, as well as expected and unexpected transitions. Find the whole series of posts here.

When I set the editorial calendar for MethodSpace focus topics in 2020, I could not have predicted what this year would bring. I chose Career Crossroads as the focus for June and July, not realizing just what a profoundly challenging time this would be! Given this Covid-induced pandemonium, I was delighted to see this interactive event, and asked the organizers for permission to share this opportunity with the MethodSpace community.


Caring for Impact on the Job Market: Asset or Liability?
July 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT, your time zone here.
Online Event (Zoom)
Register here.

During this event, we will discuss general job market prospects and offer specific advice on how to maneuver this year’s academic job market during these unprecedented times.
– How can candidates use their application materials to position themselves for success
– How is an interest in research impact an asset? How is it a liability?
– How can candidates respond to the COVID-19 job market challenges?

After the panel discussion, we will host facilitated breakout sessions where you can discuss your research statement with keynote speakers and other faculty members from our community. If you would like to discuss your research statement during a breakout session, please send it to Nicholas (poggioli[at]umich.edu) by July 7th, 2020.

Keynote speakers: Andrew Crane (University of Bath), Jerry Davis (University of Michigan), and Judith Walls (University of St. Gallen). Invited Senior Scholars:
Karen Patterson (University of New Mexico), Michelle Arthur (University of New Mexico), Sara Soderstrom (University of Michigan) and Steve Kennedy (Rotterdam School of Management).


Impact Scholars is hosting the event. This group is supported by the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Organization and the Natural Environment division. AOM is a global association of researchers and academics, students and practitioners, from all walks of life associated with the field of management. AOM includes people working in business, government, education, NGOs or non-profit organizations. This large association operates as an umbrella for more focused divisions, including Organization and the Natural Environment, known as ONE. ONE members are interested in working on issues and practices pertaining to environmental sustainability.

The Impact Scholar Community was founded in April 2020 with the vision of establishing an online community of organizational scholars and educators conducting research to solve real-world problems. We define impact as evident when (1) our research changes how organizations and decision makers think and act; and (2) we use our position as academics to foster positive change beyond our immediate research insights.

Impact Scholars exemplifies a point MethodSpace readers have heard on numerous occasions: find your professional society or association! Associations offer opportunities for networking, professional development, mentoring, and publishing in both journals and informal newsletters or blogs. There couldn’t be a better time to find your tribe.

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