Arts and Humanities Early Career Researcher Experiences

This post from our Research Student Careers Blog is well worth a read for all PG and UG students in PPLS considering an academic career path, to give you a realistic picture of what’s likely to be ahead for you in an academic career, with insights from graduates further along the route.

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AHRC reportThe Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy have just published a report from research they commissioned on the experiences of early career researchers (ECRs) in the humanities.  It provides a good insight into the early stages of academic career path in arts and humanities, showing that there is no ‘typical’ path but instead researchers build up a variety of experience in the hope that it will lead them to a permanent academic job (for most people this means a lecturer post).  For those of you doing a PhD in the arts and humanities, who want an academic career, it could be of use to help you understand the next steps.

You’ll find the full report here but I’ve summarised some of the most interesting findings below and included quotes from researchers contributing to the survey.

  • Individuals seeking to pursue an academic career are engaged on a…

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