Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Career conversations

Guidance to help you manage your career planning, including career path case studies and information on booking a 1-1 career development consultation.

Skills audit

Tools to help you think about what skills are important to your current job, and which ones you think you need to develop further to progress your career.

Researcher development framework

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is a national framework developed for researchers, which aims to help you understand the knowledge, behaviours and attitudes expected of effective and highly skilled researchers.

Thriving in your research position

Being a Researcher in Edinburgh: Thriving in your Research Position. An extensive PDF guide and activity sheets to download.

Career management

Managing your career is much more than making an effective transition from one job to the next.

Speak to someone

Information on career development consultations, mentoring and peer support.

Career case studies

Understanding how other researchers have developed their careers may inform the planning of your own career goals.

Leadership and Management Development Framework

The leadership and management development framework aims to signpost the most appropriate and available development option at each stage of a leadership and management career.

Leadership and management development framework