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Finding the Right Academic Position

Published:January 14, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2021.12.020
      Finding employment that meets one's career goals can be daunting and challenging and is an especially important rite of passage for those completing specialty training. Although of utmost importance to fellows and junior faculty, this process can be essential at all career stages, as academic interests and skill sets grow and change over the decades of a radiologist's career. The investment in learning about oneself and being able to critically assess available opportunities can help trainees and established faculty find positions which leverage their clinical skills, while also supporting other interests such as education, research, administration or service (
      • Applegate KE
      The future workforce in academic radiology: gender, generational, and cultural influences," (in eng).
      ). Job search platforms, mentorship, and networking offer resources that can help applicants to identify potential employment opportunities (
      • Kelly AM
      • Cronin P
      • Dunnick NR
      Junior faculty satisfaction in a large academic radiology department," (in eng).
      ).

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