Role, eligibility and timelines
Your responsibilities as a mentor will include:
1. Providing encouragement and constructive feedback on work produced for the programme, instilling self-belief in the members of the cohort
2. Providing new perspectives and acting as a sounding board for ideas
3. Sharing your experience and learning in the field of research and research to action
4. Providing advice to challenge and empower the researchers during the programme
Mentors will be actively engaged in discussions with the researchers throughout the project, including meeting virtually once per month from April to June, and then once per fortnight from July to October. Mentors will also be expected to review and provide feedback on drafts and materials developed by their mentees in relation to the programme.
It is not expected that mentors will need to travel to undertake their mentorship, but they will be expected to meet with their assigned researchers and the ACU team via a virtual platform.
Skills and experience
We are seeking mentors who have:
- A strong track record of supporting young researchers
- Strong research skills and academic publishing track record
- Experience in communicating research to non-academic audiences
- Deadline to apply: Monday 15 March, 17:00 UTC
- Duration of post: April to December 2021
How to apply
If you are interested in applying to become a mentor, please submit the following to email@example.com by 15 March at 17:00 (UTC):
- An up-to-date CV outlining displaying the skills and experiences as outlined above
- A brief cover letter answering the following 3 questions (max 250 words per question):
Question 1: What are your main motivations for being involved as a mentor for the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort?
Question 2: What skills and experiences will enable you to effectively support members of the cohort in regards to research leadership and non-academic engagement?
Question 3: What methods will you use to ensure that you can support your mentee/s throughout the duration of the programme?
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