Posts tagged Academic Search

CIRTL announces Cross-Network e-courses, including developing a teaching portfolio

Kate Stuart
November 28, 2016
Posted in Announcements

CIRTL's spring 2017 cross-Network courses open for registration next week, so we've got a sneak peek to share with you for now. Our courses give you the opportunity to add to the classes and communities at your home university by joining an interactive, cross-country online learning environment focused on evidence-based STEM teaching.

Practice Faculty Interviews with Dr. Chalkley

Kate Stuart
November 17, 2016
Posted in Announcements

In the months of December, January, and February on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30am, Roger Chalkley is offering to help postdocs who are currently interviewing for research faculty jobs by doing an individual practice interview session. Participants must have a faculty position currently scheduled for academic faculty positions at a research institutions. If interested, you will be asked to fill out a survey about your current interviewing situation, dress as you would in a professional interview, and treat the opportunity like a real practice! 

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Webinar via CIRTL

Kate Stuart
November 2, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Join our Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement workshop this fall and learn how to develop your own teaching philosophy in a way that can strengthen your instructional approaches. Due to high demand, we're offering a second section of this two-part workshop in December; sessions will take place on Thursday, December 1 and 15 at 3:30-5:00PM ET/2:30-4:00PM CT/1:30-2:00PM MT/12:30-1:00PM PT. Registration for this workshop will open Monday, November 7.

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.

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. 

Need to write a teaching philosophy? Learn how at this online workshop from CIRTL

Kim Petrie
April 6, 2016

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is running an online workshop about writing a teaching philosophy. It's free, but advance registration is required. See below for details. Developing a Teaching Philosophy StatementRegister for the workshop here: by April 6; enrollment is limited to 40 students

Teaching Statement Graduate Student Workshop

Kate Stuart
February 2, 2016

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

The Job Search for International Students

Kate Stuart
January 15, 2016

The search for internships and post-graduate employment can be quite challenging for international students. This workshop, sponsored by the Graduate School, will help you understand the process and will address how to use all available resources to help you compete effectively in the job market. Registration requested: ​

CIRTL Spring Opportunities, registration deadline 1/19/16

Kate Stuart
January 6, 2016

This month CIRTL is kicking off the Spring 2016 semester with a new set of online courses for the cross-Network community. We've extended our registration deadline to Tuesday, January 19, and classes begin the week of Monday, January 25. Visit our website at to read more and register for a course. Please note that our Teaching-As-Research course will now be on Monday afternoons, not Tuesdays.

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

Kate Stuart
November 20, 2015

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

Event: Interviewing with the Deans

Kate Stuart
November 9, 2015

Panelists: Dr. Camilla Benbow (Dean, Peabody College of Education & Human Development) and Dr. Lauren Benton (Dean, College of Arts & Science)   Three Vanderbilt deans share insights gleaned from interviewing numerous candidates for academic jobs. What impresses a dean? What should a candidate be prepared to discuss? What should a candidate NOT do when meeting with the dean? This panel offers a rare opportunity to benefit from the wisdom of highly experienced academic deans. Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Event: Inclusive Teaching Graduate Student Workshop

Kate Stuart
October 15, 2015

What is an inclusive classroom? What practices and plans can instructors learn to promote classroom inclusivity? Together, we will examine issues of power and identity as they impact teaching and learning. 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. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching. Facilitators: Richard Coble and Dani Picard

Event: Applying for Academic Jobs

Kate Stuart
September 8, 2015

Applying for Academic Jobs, Thursday, September 10, 5:00–6:30pm in Alumni Hall 201 Fall is the prime academic job search season You’ll learn about the process, the documents you need to create, and what to expect in your search Sponsored by Graduate School Career Development To register, click here.

Not a Bad Gig: Academic Careers at America's Two-Year Colleges

Kate Stuart
August 14, 2015

Sponsored by the Graduate School, this workshop will explore the community college job market, examine the differences between two-year schools and four-year schools, explain what a typical community college faculty member does, and offer helpful hints and strategies for successfully applying and interviewing at community colleges. Led by popular Chronicle of Higher Education “Two-Year Track” columnist Rob Jenkins, this session is designed to be highly interactive and entertaining as well as informative.