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Pieper, Brandy; Krsmanovic, Masha – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine whether implicit bias exists within the graduate admissions process at a large public research university in the Southeast United States. Additionally, this research sought to identify the type of strategies graduate faculty in the USA use to assess their implicit bias and the support they may need…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Bias, Graduate Study
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Griffin, Kimberly A.; Stone, Joakina; Dissassa, Di-Tu; Hall, Terra Nicole; Hixson, Ashley – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to focus on the experiences of biomedical science students nearing the end of their doctoral programs and the factors that influence their well-being. In addition to identifying general challenges, the study aims to expand understanding of how interactions with principal investigators (PIs) can influence students'…
Descriptors: Wellness, Researchers, College Faculty, Leadership
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Cropps, Torrie A. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how intersecting oppressed identities shape the socialization experiences of Black women doctoral candidates in agricultural disciplines at historically white institutions. This paper addresses a gap in literature examining the experiences of Black women within the context of higher agricultural…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Females, Socialization, Self Concept
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Ong, Wee Ming; Dhakal, Subas Prasad – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: Although the international education sector is one of the significant contributors to the Australian economy, international students continue to experience various forms of social inequalities. This paper aims to focus on overseas doctoral researchers (ODRs) -- candidates and graduates -- and capture their experiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Students, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes
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Mendez, Sylvia L.; Cooksey, Sarah E.; Starkey, Kathryn E.; Conley, Valerie Martin – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to explore the perceptions of a diverse set of 16 engineering postdoctoral scholars regarding their fit for the professoriate. The professoriate speaks to the body of tenured/tenure-track faculty within higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach: An intrinsic case study design was conducted to provide an…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Engineering Education, Work Attitudes, Career Choice
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Lokhtina, Irina A.; Castelló, Montserrat; Lambrechts, Agata Agnieszka; Löfström, Erika; McGinn, Michelle K.; Skakni, Isabelle; van der Weijden, Inge – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to identify the documented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on early career researcher (ECR) activity, development, career prospects and well-being. Design/methodology/approach: This is a systematic literature review of English language peer-reviewed studies published between 2020 and 2021, which provided empirical…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Postdoctoral Education
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Wang, Yanbing; Main, Joyce B. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: While postdoctoral research (postdoc) training is a common step toward academic careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the role of postdoc training in social sciences is less clear. An increasing number of social science PhDs are pursuing postdocs. This paper aims to identify factors associated with…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Research Training, Education Work Relationship, Social Sciences