News from the social sciences and humanities

Friday, March 16, 2012

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Guardian’s Higher Education Network featured a guest article by David Phipps of Research Impact. In this first in a series of four article, Phipps explains what knowledge mobilization is and why it is important for academics to find ways beyond the academic journal to communicate their findings to the public.

The Guardian also featured an article by Matt Batstone, director of Britain’s New College of the Humanities, arguing that, contrary to popular belief, humanities graduates do very well professionally and take up leadership positions in all spheres of public life, including politics and business.

This week, University Affairs has advice on what academics should expect when they receive an academic job offer letter and tips for negotiating on things like benefits and the acceptance deadline. The article is a recap of a Career Corner presentation that Robert Summerby-Murray gave at Congress 2011.

If you haven’t joined socialsciencespace yet, there is now a new reason to do so as they have just unveiled their 2012 line-up of featured bloggers.


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