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THE JOB MARKET FOR PH.D. STUDENTS IN CHINESE POLITICS: 2020 AND AFTER - Shared screen with speaker view
Daniel Mattingly
25:54
Junyan you’re first on the program so I was going to ask you to go next
Junyan Jiang
26:05
Sure
Daniel Mattingly
26:27
Hi everyone, please feel free to use the chat function to start sending in questions to the panelists!
Nancy Tang
26:59
Hi just trying to see if the panelists can see my msg
Daniel Mattingly
27:12
Yup!
Yue Hou
27:25
Thanks Nancy!
Zeren Li
28:35
is it better to show the outline of the entire dissertation or to focus on the JMP in job talk?
Austin Jordan
28:39
In a typical year, how many academic jobs do you estimate to be available in China studies? How many years do think it will take to return to that normal number of job openings, given the current conditions of the job market?
Jing Li
30:49
Thank you all for taking time to share your advice. What is the prospect of interdisciplinary research in the near future? And what are the trends in the field in terms of methodology, and should students be strategic about choosing methodology?
Colleen Chiu-Shee
30:58
Does anyone has experiThank all organizers and panelists for this great event! I wonder if most of the professors here are Chinese working on China in poli sci? Did anyone apply for jobs in other related fields or for positions that does not necessarily value a China scholar or China-centered studies?
Yiqing Xu
32:10
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ju61vob2zxys2l0/AAAqYAvGWT1rkQ6FN38TtaC-a?dl=0
Yiqing Xu
32:26
Theses are the materials I accumulated over the years, including the timeline
Daniel Mattingly
33:30
You’re at 5 minutes now so if you can wrap up great. Thanks for a great presentation!
Daniel Mattingly
37:42
Yiqing do you need to leave the call now?
Yiqing Xu
37:57
4:28, hah
Daniel Mattingly
38:34
Ha okay I’ll let you tackle a question of your choice in the chat first. Thanks!
Yiqing Xu
39:10
No problem at all!
Daniel Mattingly
41:31
We’re at 5 minutes!
Melanie Manion
44:37
Thanks Yiqing!
Yue Hou
47:47
@Jen @Greg @Ning — we are up next. We decided that each panelist picks a question from the chat box after the 5min talk. But lemme know if you want me to pick a q!
Ning Leng
48:07
Got it
Jen Pan
48:32
@Yue: got it
Gregory Distelhorst
48:52
@Yue: Sounds good
Melanie Manion
48:55
Great job panelists!!
Melanie Manion
55:34
Please send your questions to panelists in the CHAT function. You and other attendees can’t see them, but panelists can.
Kimberly Turner
56:53
I cannot hear her
Daniel Mattingly
58:17
Thanks Kimberly! Can you hear her now?
Maya Mei
58:42
To Prof. Leng Ning: What's the biggest difference between a job at policy school and traditional government/ poli sci department? Do I need to have a strong Econ background in order to get a job at a policy school? Thank you
Kimberly Turner
59:09
yes much better when she holds the speaker to he mouth
Shengxiao(Alex) Li
01:02:23
I wonder in the policy school, are there any opportunities for the urban planning scholars? If I was trained in a very specific applied discipline like urban planning, is there any chance that I could apply to the policy school as well? (I did not attend any public policy conference or publish on policy journals)
Jing Li
01:04:39
Thank you all for your time. When did you know that you were finding jobs outside of political science and what were your considerations?
Yuhua Wang
01:08:29
Hi Jeff, Elsa, and Lily, I will ask you to pick a question after everyone speaks. You can see all the questions in the CHAT. Looking forward to our panel!
Lily Larson
01:09:00
Got it, Yuhua, and thank you for moderating.
Yuhua Wang
01:09:15
Sure, thank YOU for participating
Jun Li
01:09:17
Question to Gregory: you speak of organizations as an interest of management school, could state-business relations be classified as a topic of organization?
Austin Jordan
01:11:05
How do you think hiring will be affected by COVID at policy schools for the next few years?
Jun Li
01:13:26
Many thanks
Kimberly Turner
01:13:49
Really great panel, thank you all!
Gregory Distelhorst
01:15:12
@Tima: Management schools employ many psychology PhDs, generally in “organizational behavior” or similar units.
jiahua yue
01:16:43
Just want to say thanks Professor Hou ^_^
Yue Hou
01:18:00
my pleasure!
Yuhua Wang
01:18:01
Feel free to ask questions to the panelists
Gregory Distelhorst
01:18:21
If you’re interested in management schools — and your PhD school has a management school — I suggest attending some management research seminars closest to your area of interest. That lets you learn about the disciplines and norms. You might eventually add a management faculty member to your committee, if it’s a good fit.
Gregory Distelhorst
01:19:03
@Tima: Management schools employ many psychology PhDs, generally in “organizational behavior” or similar units.
Ning Leng
01:20:34
I'd second Greg on committee member selection: having policy scholars on my committee definitely helped me get a policy school job
Ning Leng
01:20:45
I'd second Greg on committee member selection: having policy scholars on my committee definitely helped me get a policy school job
Gregory Distelhorst
01:21:29
No problem — good luck!
ANGEL MANUEL VILLEGAS CRUZ
01:22:24
What are some of the signs that academia might not be a good fit for you?
Jing Li
01:23:19
How are your non-academic job experiences different from people who don't have a PhD?
Johanna von Pezold
01:24:01
When is the point to realise that an academic career does not work for you? How many rejections to wait for?
Maya Mei
01:27:58
To Elsa Kania: As a Chinese student interested in getting a PhD in IR, do you recommend Think Tanks as a good career path for non-American students?
Jiali Li
01:30:47
To Jeffrey, could you discuss what to expect at the job interviews for the types of jobs you described (ux researcher, mixed methods researcher, etc) and how to prepare for them? Thanks!
Melanie Manion
01:33:25
Might be useful for Lily to let people know she got a policy degree and a JD before the PhD …
Zhenhuan (Reed) Lei
01:40:27
For the Panel 4 (academic job market in East Aisa): I am going to follow the order listed in the program. Adam Liu will be the first speaker, Kelle Tsai will be the second, and Tianyang will be the final speaker. After this, panelists will take questions from audience in the same order as above. Thanks!
Elsa Kania
01:49:15
If anyone has further questions about working in think tanks or in the policy world, I’d be happy to discuss further or follow up on additional questions, and you can reach me at EKania@g.harvard.edu or EKania@cnas.org
Kellee Tsai
01:49:46
It’s really expensive to post jobs on APSA. Many departments actually can’t afford to do so.
Jongyoon Baik
01:57:24
A question for Dr. Tsai. Is the HK security law affecting the academic atmosphere at your university?
kuangji xu
02:06:02
Do you think a PhD degree in political science is necessary nowadays to find a job? Since I am still a graduate and I am quite confused about this question because completing a Phd degree needs hard work. Thanks
Melanie Manion
02:12:14
To ask questions please use CHAT function
Kellee Tsai
02:12:38
I would like to answer the question about teaching-track faculty after this
Zhenhuan (Reed) Lei
02:12:52
Got it.
Steven Wang
02:18:28
Great job, thank you!!