Welcome to the Second Temple Early Career Academy (STECA)!

STECA is an international network for doctoral students and early career researchers, run by a Steering Committee, and currently based at the University of Birmingham. Our aim is to create a virtual common room to support early career researchers wherever they are based. STECA is dedicated to support and nurture a new generation of researchers in a challenging Higher Education and external environment, both in the UK and internationally.

We post a monthly blog covering topics like:

  • Job applications and the knotty question of cover letters
  • Career progress, promotion, career breaks
  • Applying for research funding, post-docs
  • Careers outside academia
  • Networking and collaborating
  • Publishing

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @stecacareers!

STECA is sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK) through a Leadership Fellowship.


Second Temple Model - Israel Museum - By Leah Jones from Chicago, USA - Second Temple Model
(Second Temple Model from the Israel Museum – photo by Leah Jones from Chicago, USA)