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29 February 2024 - 29 February 2024

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Durham University Business School and Online

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Join us for a CLF-hosted PhD Workshop with Dr Michelle Hammond (Oakland University)

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Navigating Academic Careers: A Guide for PhD Students


This session is designed to provide comprehensive guidance and insight to help doctoral students prepare to become successful academics diving into differences in systems in the US. Topics will cover strategies that can be implemented as students, experiences navigating the job markets, and a “realistic job preview” into life as an academic. Leaving plenty of time for Q&A, the session will address topics such as:

  1. Job market preparation in the US: CVs, cover letters, statements of teaching/research philosophy, and job talks
  2. Research is Me-search: Crafting and telling your story as a researcher
  3. Doing it all: time, energy, and insight management across research, teaching, and service…and life
  4. Succeeding on the job: Navigating the first years, preparing for tenure and promotion

About the Speaker

Dr. Michelle Hammond is an Associate Professor of Management at Oakland University. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. She was the Program Director of the MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology/Behaviour at the University of Limerick, Ireland until joining OU in 2017. Through her research, she seeks to understand the process of leadership development across multiple domains of life. Her work also focuses on understanding the influence of leadership on employee well-being at work, including factors such as meaningful work, work-life balance, and creativity and innovation. She co-authored an award-winning book on leader development and has published in top academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Vocational Behavior, among others. She consults and coaches in the area of leader development.