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‘Career Options: Academia’

Get to know Dr. AJ Baucum, December’s PhD Career Stories Speaker

Nov. 7, 2019—Dr. AJ Baucum will be our featured speaker for the December ASPIRE PhD Career Stories seminar. We asked him a few questions prior to his visit. See what he had to saw below and be sure to attend his talk on December 13th! Registration is requested   A Breakdown of a Typical Day Major Steps in...

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Job Opportunity: Career Counselor, Ph.D., The Graduate College, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Nov. 5, 2019—The Graduate College is seeking to fill the position of Ph.D. Career Counselor. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, the successful candidate for this position will develop a vision, strategy, and plan for enhancing the professional development of doctoral students seeking employment outside of academia. They will develop alumni connections, employer engagement, and...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Exploring and Preparing for Faculty Careers

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 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 faculty...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Non-Tenure Faculty Track

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 12, 2020  2:00pm Light Hall 419 As a PhD, what are your options for faculty positions outside of the tenure-track?  What are the various titles used within Vanderbilt and beyond?  What are the expectations associated with these positions?  What is the opportunity for advancement?  What are typical salary ranges? What are the pros...

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Women in the Academy 10/29: Establishing and Understanding Authority in the Classroom

Oct. 18, 2019—The next session of the Women in the Academy series will be held on 10/29. Please see below for more information.

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Job Opportunity: Federal Relations Associate/Manager, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Oct. 18, 2019—University of Michigan Federal Relations Associate/Manager The Federal Relations Associate/Manager located in the U-M Washington, DC Office helps support the duties of the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations and the Office of the Vice President for Research. This person is a self-starter who can successfully work independently and as part of a...

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Director, Research Development, NYU Government, New York, NY

Oct. 18, 2019—New York University Assistant Director, Research Development, NYU Government Affairs This position partners with the Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Director of Sponsored Programs in advancing the university’s research capabilities and promoting research accomplishments. Primary goals of the position are to 1) Identify the advancement of both large...

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Graduate Student/Postdoc Workshop: Developing a Written Diversity Statement

Oct. 15, 2019—In this workshop, we will discuss evidence-based practices for writing a diversity statement for the academic job market. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence in their professional lives. Sometimes, a job ad will request that applicants address diversity in the cover...

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The Academic Interview: What Do Search Committees Want?, October 29

Oct. 8, 2019—The Academic Interview: What Do Search Committees Want? Register Here Tuesday, Oct. 29; 4:30 – 6:00 pm Alumni Hall 201 Who better to learn from than faculty members who have been on the other side of the interview? The wisdom you’ll gain comes straight from those who have been where you are and who now...

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ASPIRE Cafe: How to Give a Chalk Talk

Oct. 4, 2019—Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:00pm 415 Light Hall with Katherine L. Friedman, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Biological Sciences Borden Lacy, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Edward and Nancy Fody Chair in Pathology, Professor of Biochemistry Chris Wright, D. Phil., Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Louise B. McGavock Chair Description:...

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ASPIRE Cafe: What to Expect from a Faculty Interview

Oct. 4, 2019—Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:00pm 415 Light Hall with Nancy Carrasco, M.D., M.S., Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Katherine L. Friedman, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Biological Sciences Ian Macara, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Louise...

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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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