A6 - Supporting research staff pursuing a career in academia

Day Day 1
Code A6
Start time 15.30
Room Norfolk
Work with Research Staff

Jeanette Mueller, Academic Staff Development Manager, University of Bath

Workshop overview: 

CROS 2017 results show that over 78% of research staff at the University of Bath aspire to have a career in teaching and/or research in HE. This workshop will introduce some of the approaches the University of Bath are taking to support research staff who would like to pursue a career in academia. This includes a research-only promotion route, Kick Start to teaching in HE - a new programme introducing teaching skills that can lead to Fellowship of Advance HE and the Academic Career Academy- a programme to create awareness what those recruiting for lectureship positions look for as well as supporting research staff in developing those skills, knowledge and behaviours.   There will be opportunity to discuss how other Universities approach the challenge of preparing research staff for a career in academia.

Workshop topics covered: 

  • An overview of some of the initiatives run at Bath
  • Impact of the initiatives run on individuals and the institution
  • How we used the HR Excellence in Research Award and Athena Swan as drivers to develop the initiatives

Themes covered: 

  • Research staff and supply of talent; strategies and practice, developing a pipeline of research talent through strategies to attract and retain researchers
  • Research environment and culture; shaping an inclusive research environment; wellbeing and mental health, gender equality and diversity research integrity and open research

Workshop outcomes: 

By the end of the workshop, participants should: 

  • Have a greater awareness initiatives supporting research staff who would like to pursue a career in academia
  • Have discussed different approaches to supporting researchers and the challenges each approach brings
  • Have discussed the benefits of HR Ex


Information, interaction and discussion