Early Career Forum

Posted by asulliva on May 1, 2017

Guest post by Ethan R. Van Norman, Georgia State University
 
In a previous post, the ECF offered guidance on identifying where to submit a manuscript. One piece of advice was to consider the composition of the journal’s editorial board. From that we can... view post

Posted by asulliva on March 22, 2017

A common concern among early career researchers is how to identify appropriate journals for their work. Researchers in school psychology publish in a broad range of journals – from school psychology, to general and special education, educational psychology and other subfields of psychology... view post

Posted by asulliva on February 13, 2017

By Leandra Parris, Illinois State University 
 
Attending professional conferences is arguably one of the biggest perks of being in school psychology. The week of NASP offers some of the greatest opportunities to network, explore research topics, and increase your... view post

Posted by Bryn.Harris on January 24, 2017

By: Amanda B. Nickerson, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
 
“The 40-year-old burnout: Why I gave up tenure for a yet-to-be-determined career”... view post

Posted by asulliva on January 4, 2017

A delightful idiosyncrasy of tenure-track positions is the rigorous selection process, which, if you are successful in your applications, includes an invitation for a campus visit. The campus visit is more than an interview; it generally consists of a series of meals, meetings, tours, and... view post

Posted by asulliva on November 17, 2016

Michelle K. Demaray, Ph.D. Professor, Northern Illinois University; Editor, Journal of School Psychology
 
The SSSP Early Career Forum invited me to speak to early career scholars about the editorial process at the 2016 APA convention.  I am following up on that... view post

Posted by asulliva on October 10, 2016

Tis the season for the faculty job search. Universities have been announcing openings for faculty positions since mid-summer, but now is the time that the job market really heats up. If you are a member of professional listservs for Division 16, Trainers in School Psychology, or CDSPP, you... view post

Posted by asulliva on September 30, 2016

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Division 16 webinar, Demystifying Academia: Faculty Roles and Opportunities. Bryn and I were very pleased to join Prerna Arora and Jacquie Brown in talking about... view post

Posted by Bryn.Harris on September 25, 2016

By Bryn Harris, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
 
As the semester kicks off, many of us have goals to be better about managing our email this academic year. This can be a challenging task, because each aspect of our work (research, teaching, and service) has email components... view post

Posted by asulliva on June 16, 2016

By guest blogger, Ima Syke 
 
Many months ago, following a reader request, I was tapped to guest blog on the topic of Imposter Syndrome (cue internal voice asking, “Am I worthy of writing this post? Did they ask me to write it because they know I don’t belong... view post

Posted by asulliva on April 18, 2016

By Dan Gadke & Kasee Stratton, Mississippi State University

As a researcher, there is a strong likelihood that you are familiar with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and your University’s Office of Research Compliance (ORC... view post

Posted by asulliva on March 29, 2016

Our community is reeling from the loss of school psychology legend, Ed Shapiro. To learn more about Ed’s life and legacy, see articles here and... view post

Posted by asulliva on February 29, 2016

It was wonderful seeing so many early career faculty at NASP! Thank you to Ed Shapiro, Rob Volpe, Erin Dowdy, and Katie Eklund for presenting in the ECF’s NASP Symposium, Strategies for Securing Funding as an Early Career Scholar! And thanks to all of the early career scholars who attended... view post

Posted by asulliva on December 14, 2015

As an early career scholar, you have a finite amount of time so there reaches a point where saying yes to one thing means saying no to another—or where you risk overburdening yourself to the point where your performance in many or all areas of work suffers.  Saying yes to x often... view post

Posted by asulliva on November 5, 2015

By Bryn Harris and David Shriberg
 
ECF strives to provide readers with diverse types... view post

Posted by asulliva on November 5, 2015

What are your current position and responsibilities?
 
I am an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida, which is a Research One University.  I have a 2-2 teaching load, but have been fortunate to typically teach one didactic course per... view post

Posted by asulliva on November 3, 2015

What are your current position and responsibilities?
 
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I conduct research, teach, mentor students, and provide service to... view post

Posted by asulliva on November 3, 2015

What are your current position and responsibilities?
I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Montana. I am one of three faculty members in the Educational Specialist and Doctoral School Psychology Programs, which are housed in the Department of... view post

Posted by asulliva on September 28, 2015

This is the third installment of a mini-series on academic parenthood, a follow up to the ECF session at the 2015 NASP Convention. In the first two installment,... view post

Posted by asulliva on August 31, 2015

This year, the ECF invited Randy Floyd, professor at the University of Memphis and previous editor of SSSP’s Journal of School Psychology to share his advice for early career researchers. In this first installment, Randy offers... view post

Posted by asulliva on August 3, 2015

By Anisa N. Goforth, University of Montana and Natasha K. Segool, University of Hartford
 
Here’s the challenge: Get two highly motivated... view post

Posted by asulliva on July 8, 2015

By Julia Ogg, University of South Florida
 
When thinking about dissemination and impact, those of us on the tenure-track typically focus on peer-reviewed journal articles and professional conference presentations. However, a presentation I recently attended at my university... view post

Posted by asulliva on May 25, 2015

This is the second installment of a mini-series on academic parenthood, a follow up to the ECF session at the 2015 NASP Convention. In the... view post

Posted by asulliva on April 27, 2015

During the early career faculty meeting at NASP, participants asked for ideas on how to build research partnerships when they are new to a university and the surrounding community. Below, two early career faculty share their experience for doing just that. 
 
By... view post

Posted by asulliva on March 30, 2015

This is the first in a mini-series on Academic Parenthood, a follow up to the ECF session at the 2015 NASP Convention. The presentation is available here. Given the strong interest in the... view post

Posted by asulliva on November 12, 2014

Milena A. Keller-Margulis, University of Houston
 
Despite how much and how often the term “research agenda” is used, there seems to be no agreed-upon, or formalized definition to be found. Many different entities may have a research agenda including entire fields of... view post

Posted by Bryn.Harris on April 14, 2014

 
Last month, we turned our attention to work-life balance and posed several questions for scholars to consider. This month, we highlight some strategies that may be effective for you, as you... view post

Posted by Bryn.Harris on March 17, 2014

Being a scholar in school psychology is a rewarding career that offers opportunities for, collaboration and lifetime learning. This path also offers a degree of flexibility not found in many other fields. The flexibility of the profession requires... view post

Posted by asulliva on February 26, 2014

The Early Career Forum had a productive week at the NASP Convention. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the ECF session and to all the participants who attended the sessions. Interested individuals can access handouts and information on the presenters each of our sessions below.
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Posted by asulliva on January 27, 2014

Many early career scholars attend conferences to present their research and learn about the work of others, but there is much more to conferences than just research. With the NASP convention fast approaching, scholars should plan to take advantage of the numerous networking and professional... view post

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