Posts tagged Career Options: Academia

Fall 2017 CIRTL Offerings: Teaching as Research, Diversity in Teaching, much more!

Kate Stuart
August 9, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The CIRTL Network's fall courses, workshops, events, MOOC, and teaching institute have been scheduled! Our fall semester begins on Monday, October 2 (at which point all our member institutions will be in session), and it ends on Friday, December 15. 

CIRTL – a great resource for VU PhD students and postdocs interested in college teaching

Kim Petrie
August 3, 2017
Posted in Announcements

If you’re interested in a career in college teaching, we encourage you to check out resources available through the CIRTL Network. CIRTL stands for Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and it’s a network of universities (created originally by an NSF grant) which aims to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences. Vanderbilt is an institutional member so Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff can access CIRTL resources free of charge.

Job Opportunity: Science and Engineering Education Fellow (SEEF) in Biology, Stanford University

Angela Zito
June 27, 2017

The Biology Department at Stanford University is seeking applications for a Science and Engineering Education Fellow (SEEF) in Biology to support committed faculty in implementing and assessing current development of a new undergraduate curriculum. Strong candidates will have a PhD in the Biosciences or in Biology education and strong research interests in the development, application and assessment of innovative teaching and communication practices for Biology. Experience in assessment and/or facilitating active learning is desirable.

Biology Education Research Postdoctoral Scholar-Univ of Nebraska

Angela Zito
May 17, 2017

Postdoctoral Scholar University of Nebraska-Lincoln   The University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources and Department of Biochemistry are looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar to help us transform life sciences and STEM education by integrating new technologies into the classroom. We are an interdisciplinary group of life sciences educators, researchers, and technology innovators who are incorporating hands-on, interactive, simulation-based learning into biology courses. 

Job Opportunity: Clinical Assistant Professor-Human Anatomy, Marquette University in Wisconsin

Angela Zito
April 5, 2017

The Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI is seeking applications from individuals devoted to a career in instruction of anatomy to health professional, post-baccalaureate and undergraduate students to fill a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. 

Postdoctoral positions available, Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Angela Zito
March 8, 2017

Wayne State University is excited to announce the Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) program, a major initiative to foster a diverse academic environment by encouraging and supporting promising scholars to launch their academic careers at our institution.    

STEM Pedagogy Club hosting Center for Teaching's Cynthia Brame

Kate Stuart
December 1, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Vanderbilt’s STEM Pedagogy Journal Club will be meeting Thursday, Dec. 15 from 4-5pm in MRBIV 11455. We will be discussing digital learning techniques with Dr. Cynthia Brame, assistant director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. You can read up on our topic here: http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/4/es6.full.pdf+html. No experience needed, all are welcome to attend! Email tyler.perfitt@vanderbilt.edu with any questions.

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! 

NSF Online panels, Inventing the Way Forward: Graduate Education for the STEM Workforce

Kate Stuart
September 15, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The National Science Foundation Division of Graduate Education will be hosting an Open House this Monday, September 19th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET). See additional details below. Please join the Division of Graduate Education for two panels and a poster session focused on:  Inventing the Way Forward: Graduate Education for the STEM Workforce Panel 1: The Big Picture: Challenges and Opportunities in Graduate Education. Six researchers funded by EHR/DGE will present their findings and perspectives.

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. 

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