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Thu, 23 June


Future of Work Institute

Everything you always wanted to know about academic jobs, but were afraid to ask

A panel discussion featuring Professor Marylène Gagné, Associate Professor Patrick Dunlop, Associate Professor Irene de Pater and Dr Zitong Sheng

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Everything you always wanted to know about academic jobs, but were afraid to ask
Everything you always wanted to know about academic jobs, but were afraid to ask

Time & Location

23 June 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AWST

Future of Work Institute, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA, Australia

About the Event

Part of the Future of Work Institute (FOWI) Academy Series

This is the place where you can ask all those embarrassing questions you always wanted to ask about academic jobs: how to prepare for it (education is key), how to manage the selection process (finding the right match is crucial), and how to manage your career in the early years to keep the flame burning (protection is essential). We will have a panel of academics who have worked across different continents and can provide different perspectives. Bring your questions and don’t be afraid to ask them.

About the Speakers

  • Professor Marylène Gagné is John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University’s Future of Work Institute in the Faculty of Business and Law. She is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and past associate editor at the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She is also recipient of an American Psychological Association Dissertation Award and a Canadian Psychological Association New Researcher Award.
  • Associate Professor Patrick Dunlop completed his Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology and PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2012 and now work in the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University, where he is part of the Senior Leadership Team. His areas of research are focused on the opening stages of an employee’s journey, namely recruitment, assessment, selection, and all the processes that are involved in those stages. He is especially interested in the role that new technology plays in shaping these processes, and how to design selection systems that provide positive experiences to job candidates.
  • Associate Professor Irene de Pater joined Curtin University’s School of Management and Marketing in 2020. Before that, she worked as Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore Business School and at the School of Psychology, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). Irene’s research applies theory of organizational behavior to understand how employees react to and can deal effectively with the experiences they have at work. This work has been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Personnel Psychology. Irene serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Journal of Managerial Psychology.
  • Dr Zitong Sheng is a Research Fellow at the Future of Work Institute (FOWI), Curtin University. Before coming to Australia, she got her Master in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at George Mason University, and PhD in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at Virginia Commonwealth University in the US. Her primary research area is work psychology, including topics of employee proactive behaviour, helping behaviour, counterproductive work behaviour, work uncertainty, and safety. She also has a major interest in quantitative research methodology.


In person:

Level 1 Function Room

Future of Work Institute

78 Murray Street

Perth WA 6000




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