Careers Forum archive

The annual SMI Careers Forum was initiated in early 2016. See below for details.

Second Careers Forum (December 2016), on thesis completion and publishing. See the full report and supplementary materials here.
The second SMI Careers Forum, on 10 December 2016 at the School of Music, University College Dublin, was hosted by the Tenth Annual Postgraduate Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, jointly organised with the Ireland branch of the International Council for Traditional Music. In an extensive round-table discussion chaired by Stephanie Ford (Maynooth University), the aim was to shed light on thesis completion and publication issues within the broad field of music studies. Key areas included administrative aspects of the thesis completion process, procedures involved in publishing articles during and after the PhD, turning the PhD thesis into a monograph, the significance of publishing experience for further academic career paths and such aspects as funding and postdoc applications after the PhD. The five guest speakers were: Dr Paul Everett (former Head of Department, UCC), Dr Jaime Jones (Head of School, UCD), Dr Áine Mangaoang (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oslo), Prof. Christopher Morris (Head of Department, Maynooth University), and Prof. Bennett Zon (Durham University).

First Careers Forum (January 2016), on careers in musicology. See the full report and supplementary materials here.
On 16 January 2016, students, lecturers, and members of the public were welcomed to the first SMI Careers Forum, hosted by the Ninth Annual Postgraduate Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, at Trinity College Dublin. The aim was to shed light on different career aspects related to the field of musicology: possible career paths, crucial skills and qualifications, the role of SMI and other learned societies, and funding opportunities. The five guest speakers were: Stephanie Ford (PhD Candidate, Maynooth University), Dr Nicole Grimes (Keele University, Marie Curie Outgoing Fellow 2011–2014), Prof. Julian Horton (Durham University, President of the SMA), Dr Gwen Moore (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Chairperson of the SMEI), and Roy Stanley (Music Librarian at Trinity College Dublin).