This session will focus on how junior faculty can be successful in their first academic position.
Dr. Jennifer Brown will discuss how to develop a productive research program including designing realistic research goals based on research effort assignment, establishing effective research collaborations, how to focus and say no when appropriate, and where to get funding.
Dr. Jonathan Friedberg will discuss the importance of identifying a clinical niche, how to decide on the appropriate niche, how to become a local expert in this area, and how to find mentorship that will help you achieve your goals.
Dr. Rebecca Kruse-Jarres will discuss how to structure your position. There are many factors to consider when deciding on a new job and this discussion will address some of these important factors. In addition to salary, one must negotiate work-life balance and research vs. clinical time. Learning how to utilize support staff in the position (research, administrative, clinical) is critical to one’s success as is knowing what to do if things aren’t going well and what to do if things aren’t going as promised.