Academic mobility

I have added this page to help those researchers and PhD students who are considering the advantages and disadvantages of mobility as part of their career plans. I deliver a one-day workshop on this subject, in which participants have the opportunity to review their situation and the associated issues and challenges facing them, in order to help them to make informed decisions about their next career move. This might be towards eventually securing a permanent academic post or  it might be in relation to moving out of academia. I haven’t gone into detail here about the workshop itself, but you may be interested in the wealth of literature I have accumulated on this subject to assist you with your own situation. I hope you find the list helpful:

RESEARCH ON ACADEMIC MOBILITY

Foreign-born scientists: mobility patterns for 16 countries http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v30/n12/full/nbt.2449.html

Study on mobility patterns and career paths of EU researchers https://cdn5.euraxess.org/sites/default/files/policy_library/more_extra_eu_mobility_report_final_version.pdf

Motivations of international academic mobility: the perspective of university students and professors http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0102-46982016000300217&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en

Time to go? (Inter) national mobility and appointment success of young academics https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41464-016-0010-y

Global mobility: science on the move http://www.nature.com/news/global-mobility-science-on-the-move-1.11602

GENERAL AND ACADEMIC ARTICLES

Mobility: A strategic move https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7555-245a

Away from home: Why the postdoc phase is crucial http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2017/01/17/away-from-home-why-the-postdoc-phase-is-crucial/?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureJobs

How to break cultural and language barriers down in the lab http://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i20/break-down-cultural-language-barriers.html

Crossing continents for your research career: A personal journey https://www.mendeley.com/careers/article/crossing-continents-for-your-research-career-a-personal-journey/

International academic mobility: Towards a concentration of the minds in Europe https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277615566_International_Academic_Mobility_Towards_a_Concentration_of_the_Minds_in_Europe

Moving to the US (podcast)http://media.nature.com/download/nature/podcast/naturejobs/naturejobs-2011-10-20-2.mp3

Fewer invited talks by women in evolutionary biology symposia http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jeb.12198/full

PERSONAL STORIES

An American postdoc abroad http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2014/01/american-postdoc-abroad

How to fit in when you join a lab abroad
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05215-9

Sacrifices for science (podcast) http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2017/08/10/naturejobs-podcast-sacrifices-for-science/

Putting down roots (personal story – Natasha Reikhel) http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45111/title/Putting-Down-Roots/

DUAL CAREERS

Negotiating the dual academic career deal (video) https://youtu.be/VGzSjA6dxAk

Dual career academic couples http://www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/working-in-higher-education/2083/dual-career-academic-couples

Dual-career couples (list of resources – USA) http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/?page=FamilyFriendly#Dual

Dual-career academics: the right start https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2012/07/27/getting-dual-career-academics-good-start-essay

Dual career academic couples: What universities need to know http://gender.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/DualCareerFinal_0.pdf

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Juggling the balls, having it all? Tips from a mother and part-time professor https://genderate.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/juggling-the-balls/

The price you will pay for work-life balance http://theprofessorisin.com/2013/06/07/the-price-you-will-pay-for-work-life-balance/

The life career rainbow (Super) https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_95.htm

OTHER INFORMATION

Euraxess: Researchers in Motion https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/

The European Charter for researchers. The code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/sites/default/files/am509774cee_en_e4.pdf

Flexible working: Solo scientist https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7647-747a

Why building a start-up is probably your most sensible career path http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2016/09/05/why-building-a-start-up-is-probably-your-most-sensible-career-path/

The hidden costs of a career in scientific research http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2016/11/28/the-hidden-costs-of-a-career-in-scientific-research/?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureJobs

Retirement: Dollars and sense https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7650-381a

Funding sources (scroll down list to find relevant information) http://biosciencecareers.org/career-links

Academic career paths worldwide https://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships/AcademicCareersObservatory/AcademicCareersbyCountry

Academic career maps in Europe http://www.leru.org/index.php/public/extra/careermapseurope

BOOKS

Academic mobility, in Nina Maadad , Malcolm Tight (ed.) Academic Mobility (International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Volume 11) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.i

Lean In, 2015, Sheryl Sandberg

Women Don’t Ask, 2007, Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

Professor Mommy – finding work-family balance in academia, 2014, Kristen Ghodsee.