Posts tagged Career Options: Academia

Academic Job Search Workshop & Panel

Kate Stuart
August 17, 2016

Get advice from recent hires at Vanderbilt—clearly, they did something right in their job search. Bring your questions, too! We will have panelists from the Humanities, Social Sciences/Education, Biomedical Sciences, and Engineering/Natural Sciences. Then, we’ll go over what documents you need to prepare, as well as the process itself. This session will serve as an overview to guide your approach.

PhD Career Connections: Liberal Arts College Faculty

  Dr. Kelli Kazmier is a 2014 graduate of the Vanderbilt Chemical and Physical Biology program and former trainee of Dr. Hassane Mchaourab in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Upon graduation, Dr. Kazmier defied her advisors' recommendations and conventional wisdom by declining a prestigious postdoctoral position and jumping directly into teaching at a liberal arts institution as a visiting professor. She spent two years teaching at two very different colleges, while applying to over 50 positions before landing a tenure track position this past fall. Based on these experiences, Dr. Kazmier will be speaking about how to successfully apply to teaching-focused faculty positions and answering questions about teaching and conducting research at liberal arts colleges.

CIRTL Plans for Fall 2016

Kate Stuart
July 5, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Summer may have just begun, but CIRTL is already looking ahead to the fall semester! Network members will have a slate of online courses, workshops, and events to choose from in the fall. Courses and workshops will be open for registration later this month, and our events will run on a drop-in basis, with no registration required. There are still more details to finalize before we officially announce our fall programming, but we've got a sneak peek of the semester below. As soon as more details are available, we'll announce it here in our newsletter.  

Summer webinars through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kim Petrie
June 6, 2016

On March 10th, Vanderbilt University became an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Provost’s Office has partnered with the NCFDD to provide professional development, training, and mentoring along with resources that are broadly applicable across many disciplines. 

11th Annual ASCB Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop

Kim Petrie
May 10, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The American Society for Cell Biology Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) is accepting applications for the 11th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop. The workshop will be held July 16-18, 2016, at the University of North Carolina Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The application deadline has been extended until May 20, 2016.

Beyond the Lab: Rob Carnahan, Facility Management

Kate Stuart
April 19, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Rob Carnahan, the Director of Antibody and Protein Resource Core Facility here at Vanderbilt. Dr. Carnahan is also the course facilitator for the BRET module, "Business and Management Principles for Scientists." We were glad to host Dr. Carnahan for this interview.

Beyond the Lab: Puck Ohi, Faculty

Kate Stuart
April 18, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Puck Ohi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology here at Vanderbilt. We were glad to talk with Dr. Ohi since he did both his training and holds current role at Vanderbilt.

Beyond the Lab: Hugh Fentress, University Professor

Kate Stuart
April 11, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Hugh Fentress, Assistant Professor of Biology at Tennessee State University. Dr. Fentress balances his time doing research and teaching and mentoring undergraduates at TSU here in Nashville. It was a delight to talk to Dr. Fentress who truly has a passion for his work. 

Beyond the Lab: Kim Dahlman, Shared Resource

Kate Stuart
April 2, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Kim Dahlman, PhD, the Director of Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource at the Vanderbilt Ingram-Cancer Center. Dr. Dahlman speaks with the BRET Office of Career Development about her time since PhD training at Vanderbilt, including her current role directing a Shared Resource. 

Vanderbilt is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kim Petrie
March 11, 2016

As part of its commitment to supporting and expanding diversity, Vanderbilt University has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The NCFDD is an independent organization dedicated to professional development, training and mentoring, helping faculty make successful transitions throughout their careers. It comprises more than 80,000 graduate students, postdocs and faculty members.

Postdocs: Apply now for grant writing and professional development coaching group sponsored by NMRN

Kim Petrie
March 8, 2016
Posted in Announcements

NRMN is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships, and more broadly the research workforce. The goal of the National Research Mentoring Network is to enhance the diversity of the NIH-funded research workforce.

STEM Pedagogy Journal Club: next meeting Thursday March 10th

Ashley Brady
March 1, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The STEM Pedagogy Journal Club Thursday, March 10th 4pm 11455 MRBIV At this meeting, we will be joined by Dr. Lori McGrew, Professor of Biology at Belmont University. Our article discussion will focus on using case studies as a learning tool in the college classroom. As part of our discussion, Dr. McGrew will share her experiences with using case studies in her own courses at Belmont. The article that will be discussed is:

Teaching Statement Graduate Student Workshop

Kate Stuart
February 2, 2016

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In this workshop, we will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome.    Facilitator: Dani Picard, Senior Graduate Teaching Fellow Wednesday, Feb. 10th • 4:15-5:45pm • Location: CFT

Registration open for CIRTL Spring 2016 Courses

Kate Stuart
November 25, 2015

Next spring CIRTL is offering four courses that each reinforce our pedagogical cornerstones. Two courses, The College Classroom and Research Mentor Training, are currently open for registration. Our Teaching-As-Research course will open in the coming weeks. Registration for our spring MOOC on Teaching-as-Research in the context of evidence-based STEM teaching, will be open in early 2016. Visit our website to read more and register for a course:www.cirtl.net/upcomingcourses. 

Event from Dept of Sociology: "Not As Glamorous As It Looks: Challenging Structures and Cultures of Exclusion in Academia

Kate Stuart
November 20, 2015

http://as.vanderbilt.edu/sociology/category/events/

The Department of Sociology Colloquium Series presents: "Not As Glamorous As It Looks: Challenging Structures and Cultures of Exclusion in Academia" Featuring Andi Stepnick, Professor of Sociology, Belmont University Friday, December 4, 11am, Garland Hall 209

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