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PhD/PsyD Faculty job after VA postdoc

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by futurehopefully, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. futurehopefully

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    Hi all. I was wondering about the possibility of obtaining a tenure track faculty job after completing a VA postdoc. Is this ever done or are you pretty much a VA employee for the rest of your working life if you go the VA postdoc route? Thanks!
     
  2. psych.meout

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    TT jobs are somewhat less about where you did your post doc than what you did on post doc. If you have a lot of pubs from your post doc or even got a K award, you'd be in better standing for TT jobs than if you did mostly clinical work and relatively little research on post doc.
     
  3. MamaPhD

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    VA research postdocs (eg, MIRECC) are more likely to lead to TT jobs than clinical postdocs. But of course there are exceptions.
     
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    futurehopefully

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    This is super helpful! Thanks!
     

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