Mark Savickas is Professor Emeritus (Department of Family and Community Medicine) and Chair Emeritus (Department of Behavioral Sciences) at the Northeast Ohio Medical University. He continues to serve, since 1975, as Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education at Kent State University. He also serves a Visiting Professor in the Institute for Employment Research at Warwick University in the United Kingdom. Previously he served terms as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Organisational Behaviour in the School of Business at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom (2007-20013); Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at Vrije University in Belgium (2005-2008); and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education and Psychology at the University of Lisbon in Portugal (1994). His 100 articles, 45 book chapters, and 500 presentations to professional groups have dealt with vocational behavior and career counseling. In 2014, he received the Distinguished Contributions Award from the European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Pretoria (South Africa).
We invited Mark to speak mainly about challenges when applying the career construction and life design theory to involuntary career transitions in the context of precariat.