Career development & resources

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Career development & resources

The RMA is keen to support students as they develop their academic careers. The Research Students’ Conference always includes a number of career development sessions, which address topics such as ‘post-doc funding’ and ‘getting published’. If you have an idea for a topic you’d like to see covered at the Research Students’ Conference, please contact one of the student reps.

Research Skills and Training

The RMA puts on Research Skills and Training events as well as listing and promoting relevent opportunities offered by others. See Research Skills and Training.

Job, studentship and fellowship listings

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships: The British Academy offers fellowships to “outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship”. publishes information about jobs in science, research, academic and administrative employment in the UK & abroad. Sign up for regular e-mail bulletins with positions in your subject. There is a sister site, which specialises in the further education sector.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships “aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research”.

Times Higher Education: The Times Higher Educations website includes extensive HE job listings with search and browse facilities and free email alerts.

Other useful resources

Times Higher Education Supplement: The Times Higher Education Supplement online provides higher education news to non-subscribers, with free email bulletins.

JISCMAIL: This is a “mailing list service sponsored by the JISC for the UK Higher and Further Education communities, which enables members to stay in touch and share information by e-mail or via the web”. There are numerous mailing lists connected with music, which are free to join.

Golden Pages: Conference listings in musicology and other links for musicologists