ECS Speed Mentoring


ECPG seeks to support and inspire early career scholars of politics and gender & sexuality. Its Early Career Scholar Program aims to strengthen networks among new and experienced members of the profession, and to provide early career scholars with knowledge and strategies to find their way in academia. 

This year, the program consists of two sessions. Participants may register for either or both.

  • Understanding and resisting institutional racism, sexism and homophobia in academia (Wednesday 3 July, 12h-19h)

  • Speed Mentoring (Friday 5 July, 18h30 – 19h30

Both sessions will take place at the conference location (Roeterseilandcampus, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, Amsterdam). 

Scholars who are either pursuing their PhD or have defended their PhD less than five years ago are warmly invited to participate in the ECPG2019 Early Career Scholar Program. 

Speed Mentoring

Friday 5 July, 18h30 – 19h30

Young scholars reflect on specific aspects of their career with accomplished and experienced scholars speed mentoring sessions.

Whether you just finished your PhD, are a newly hired assistant professor working towards tenure, or are a tenured assistant professor seeking the next step in your career, these speed mentoring sessions offer the opportunity to seek advice from established scholars. Themes of questions may include, but are not restricted to: improving your track-record, time-management; working towards tenure or going from one temporary contract to another; administrative responsibilities; meeting publication targets; facing competition; increasing public or international visibility; juggling work and private life.