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Meeting 2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Beyond Apprenticeship: Navigating the Stages of Academia
Presentation Title Comparing Leadership Perspectives at a National Laboratory and a University: Transition to Academia
Author(s) Dan J. Thoma
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Dan J. Thoma
Abstract Scope The goal of this presentation is to offer a personal viewpoint on the differing roles and responsibilities, from a leadership vantage point, of scientists and faculty at a National Laboratory and University, respectively. Specifically, the expectations for success at both organizations will be compared and contrasted based upon performance criteria and reward systems. While both types of organizations recognize excellence, particularly on innovative and impactful research, the differing customer and value systems do not translate seamlessly between the organizations. Recommendations for navigating both environments, both pro and con opinions, will be presented. Examples of successfully implemented programs that increase success rates of early career faculty will be shared. Moreover, ideas on how transitioning connections and networking can be leveraged for opportunities will be discussed.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned:
Keywords Other,


A Field Guide for Becoming an Assistant Professor
Beyond Apprenticeship: How to “Know” Your Audience
Beyond Apprenticeship: Transforming Your Academic Jargon into Plain Language
Comparing Leadership Perspectives at a National Laboratory and a University: Transition to Academia
Engagement with DoD Program Managers
Leveraging the Entanglement of Big Business, Entrepreneurship and Research to Build a Career in Academia
Mental Health of a Diverse and Inclusive Academic Community
Navigating Academia from Industry and a National Laboratory
Navigating the Proposal Process at the National Science Foundation
Research Integrity Investigations at the NSF Office of Inspector General
The Early Days of Faculty Life: Balancing the Tripod

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