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‘Career Options: Academia’

Event: Not a Bad Gig-Careers in America’s Two-Year Colleges

Sep. 16, 2019—Speaker: Rob Jenkins Thursday, Sept. 19; 4:30 – 6:00 pm Alumni Hall 201 Register:  https://calendly.com/ruth-schemmer/not-a-bad-gig-careers-in-america-s-two-year-colleges Two-year colleges make up nearly a third of America’s higher-ed sector–and, in any given year, offer about a third of the full-time faculty positions. That means serious academic job-seekers would do well not to ignore two-year institutions. Led by one...

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Job Opportunity: Communications and Events Specialist, Graduate Biomedical Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sep. 10, 2019—This position writes, edits and designs communications and promotional materials (i.e. graduate school newsletter); determines most appropriate method of composition and distribution. Conducts interviews, generates story ideas and coordinates photography sessions. Creates and Serves as project manager for special events such as PhD hooding ceremony. Provides topical guidance as needed.  RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Write, edit, and...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Exploring and Preparing for Faculty Careers

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Do you know the different types of academic faculty positions that are available in the U.S.? What skills do you need for each type? What type of...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: K Awards-Which One is Right for You?

Jul. 30, 2019—Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:00pm 350 Light Hall Description: Please join Abigail Brown Ph.D., BRET Director of Outcomes Research, to learn the basics about the different types of K awards, from institutional (K12) to K99 awards For more information on upcoming sessions: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/career-development/aspire-cafe-for-postdoctoral-fellows/

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Preparing a Faculty Position Application Package

Jul. 30, 2019—Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:00pm 407 Light Hall John Karijolich, Ph.D. Assistant Professor  Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology Richard O’Brien, Ph.D. Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Rebecca Ihrie, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology Description: Please join our faculty panel as they share their tips and strategies for preparing...

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PhD Career Stories: AJ Baucum, PhD

Jul. 18, 2019—Dr. Baucum, a previous postdoc and research instructor here at Vanderbilt, is returning as our December PhD Career Stories speaker. He will discuss his path to become Assistant Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and what his career in academic research has been like. If this is your career interest area, or if you just want...

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Job Opportunity: IRACDA Program Manager Position, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA

Jul. 17, 2019—DESCRIPTION UC San Diego Health Sciences is a top-ranking, future oriented organization. We offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. We are looking for top talent that possess the personal characteristics of integrity, strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, collaboration and teamwork. The Vice Chancellor’s Office embraces and follows a progressive philosophy of career-path...

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Job Opportunity: Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Jul. 10, 2019—Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Michigan State University The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking to fill the position of Director, starting August 16, 2019. The mission of the OPA is to enhance the value and impact of the MSU postdoctoral experience, whether appointed a postdoctoral fellow, research associate, or...

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Do You Play Fair? A Workshop about Bias in Academia

Jun. 7, 2019—Postdocs and graduate students are invited to explore how unconscious bias may impede student success in STEMM fields. Fair Play raises awareness about stereotypes and other racial biases in academia, which can inadvertently influence judgments about the behavior toward others Register here: https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=8RRKJXNMRH

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Job Opportunity: Director, Graduate Faculty Development, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

May. 7, 2019—UCSF is looking for a Director of Graduate Faculty Development! https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=6495&siteid=5226#jobDetails=2841780_5226   This is a BRAND NEW position to develop a program of professional development opportunities and resources for faculty who mentor and supervise basic science PhD students. The Director will work in UCSF’s Graduate Division, in close collaboration with other Grad Div staff, the...

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Job Opportunity: Master’s of Health Science Program Director, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Feb. 13, 2019—Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Master’s of Health Science Program Director Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health seeks exceptional applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position as director of its Master’s of Health Science (MHS)...

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The Effort Report Live: Your Academic Future

Jan. 16, 2019—“Are you interested in a career in academia but have questions about what it would really be like? If so, please join us for The Effort Report Live: Your Academic Future, a podcast hosted by Dr. Roger Peng of Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Elizabeth Matsui of University of Texas at Austin.  The Effort Report...

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Practice Faculty Interviews with Roger Chalkley

Dec. 13, 2018—In the months of January, and February on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8am, 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...

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Director, Programs, Academic Resource Center, Duke University, Durham, NC

Nov. 2, 2018—Assist the Director of the Academic Resource Center in administration of the Biology Study Groups Program, including program management, coordination of external relations, and student services. Work Performed Collaborate with the ARC Director, and the SAGE learning specialist team in development, implementation and evaluation of the Biology Study Groups Program. Provide individualized instruction in self-regulated...

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Event: Supporting Career Development of Women and Minorities in STEM

Jul. 18, 2018—The Inclusivity in the Biosciences Association (IBA) is hosting a half-day symposium to discuss women and minorities in the postdoc-to-faculty transition. We will have six speakers from several institutions in middle Tennessee to present research and professional expertise on the topic and discuss how institutions can better support the transition of women and minorities into faculty positions. Speakers from:...

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I Completed My IDP… Now What webinar + more, April CIRTL programs

Apr. 2, 2018—CIRTL is providing many great opportunities this month to tune in and learn! Check out the upcoming offerings:   Interested in individual development plans, inclusive teaching, or Teaching-as-Research? This month we're running workshops and drop-in events on all three topics! Next month we're hosting a drop-in event series on qualitative research. Also next month, our summer...

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Associate Director, STEM Graduate Careers, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Mar. 29, 2018—The Associate Director, STEM Graduate Careers, designs, develops and delivers comprehensive career and professional development coaching, programming, and career placement efforts for Syracuse University Master’s and PhD students, as well as post-doctoral fellows in STEM fields. Creates, coordinates and delivers career and professional development presentations on topics of relevance to STEM students, including programming and support designed to increase career opportunities...

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Work, Family, and Life: Implications for Faculty Careers, April 11

Mar. 16, 2018—Work, Family, and Life: Implications for Faculty Careers Kelly Ward, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Recognition Washington State University Co-author of Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family   Wednesday, April 11 4:00 P.M. Buttrick 102 Sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

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Visiting Assistant Professors of Biology, The Department of Biology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Mar. 8, 2018—VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF BIOLOGY The Department of Biology at Kalamazoo College invites applications for two visiting positions during the winter and spring terms, beginning January 2019 and ending June 2019. Responsibilities for one position include teaching upper-level courses in Biochemistry with laboratory and for the other position upper-level courses in Advanced Molecular Biology/Genetics with...

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Senior Researcher, STEM Education Research Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Mar. 1, 2018—The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning invites applications for a full-time Senior Researcher position at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. This person will operate as a primary researcher and project lead on various externally funded STEM research and evaluation grants. In this role, the researcher will be responsible for developing methods, driving the workflow of projects,...

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