International Society of Political Psychology


ISPP Mentoring Program For Early Career Faculty Members

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

By the ISPP Mentoring Committee

The ISPP Mentoring Program aims to pair early career faculty members (i.e., up to 8 years after earning their PhD) with senior colleagues who can provide advice and support for those who are just giving their first steps in the academia during (at least) an entire year.

Taking part in this program will allow mentees getting an invaluable boost for their starting careers as well as keeping a continuous communication channel (e.g., email or Skype meetings) with a more experienced colleague.  Although each mentor-mentee relationship is unique, common topics of conversation might include: formulating job market and publishing strategies; managing teaching and service loads; navigating departmental and university politics; dealing with work/family conflicts; etc.  In addition, mentors might also alert mentees regarding opportunities for funding, employment, or professional recognition in their area of expertise.   

ISPP Mentoring Program aims to get the mentors and the mentees connect at the ISPP 2019 Annual Meeting in Lisbon. Therefore, if you want to sign up for this program, we strongly recommend that you consider attending the annual meeting this year.

Who is eligible to take part in this program as a mentee?

  •  Those registered ISPP members who are taking their first steps as faculty members and have earned their PhDs up to 8 years ago.

 If you’re interested in participating as a mentee or have any questions about the program, please send an email to by April 1, 2019.


Note: Please, keep in mind this program is different from the Mentoring Luncheon organized by the ISPP Early Career Committee (ECC) .

There are 2 comments.

1. Abigail Schwartz

I'm currently in the last year of my undergrad degree in psychology and modern history at the University of St Andrews. I know this program is for people further along in their careers, but I was still hoping someone at the ISPP or associated with it might be able to offer me advice regarding further study and careers in political psychology. Unfortunately no one in the psychology department here has any familiarity with masters programs in the field, or with jobs in the field. I have looked at the list of post-graduate programs listed on your website, which was very helpful, but talking to someone employed in the field would really help me.

Thanks so much,

1. Rinata Terkulova

Good day, I am PhD candidate in International relations at University of Sakarya, Turkey. I wonder if it is possible to have support during my PhD dissertation writing named as Vladimir Putin's Leadership style and policy-making in the post-soviet era.

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