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‘Academic Search’

Summer event for those planning to go on the academic job market

May. 23, 2019—Thursday August 15, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Heard Library Community Room The Graduate School and Center for Teaching invite Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to attend a day-long event to help participants prepare for the academic job market. A series of mini-workshops focusing on important job markets documents will be followed by time...

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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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Event: Women in the Academy “Negotiating an Academic Job”

Nov. 15, 2018—The next session of the Fall 2018 Women in the Academy will be held on Wednesday November 28: “Negotiating an Academic Job” Melissa Thomas-Hunt Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Wednesday, November 28 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Sarratt 216/220 Lunch provided on a first-come basis

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Job Opportunity: Full-time Faculty Position, Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

Apr. 27, 2018—This position offers an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, student-centered academic pharmacy program. The Department has active research space in a state-of-the-art Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center and has an established collaborative partnership with Vanderbilt University that includes a PharmD-to-PhD Pathway Program in pharmacology. Lipscomb University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and...

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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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Writing a Diversity Statement Workshop, April 12

Apr. 2, 2018—The CFT has partnered with The Office of Inclusive Excellence and The Office for Career Development at The Graduate School to provide an introductory workshop on developing a written diversity statement. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence in their...

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Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year Talk on March 1st

Feb. 21, 2018—Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year Thursday, March 1st 201 Alumni Hall;  4:10 – 5:30 pm Guest Speaker: Dr. James M. Lang Presented by the Graduate School REGISTER HERE  Dr. Lang is a professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. ...

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Women in the Academy–Power and Boundaries–January 24

Jan. 11, 2018—Don't miss the next Women in the Academy workshop presented by the Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center:   “What Are the Limits? Power Dynamics and Boundaries in the Academy” Alyssa Hasty, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Cara Tuttle Bell, Director, Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response...

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Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement

Jan. 3, 2018—Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement, Monday, January 22, 3:00–4:00pm,  Vanderbilt Center for Teaching 1114 19th Avenue South, 3rd Floor Classroom 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...

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Microaggressions in the Classroom

Jan. 3, 2018—Microaggressions in the Classroom Thursday, March 22nd from noon to 3:00 PM Vanderbilt Center for Teaching 1114 19th Avenue South, 3rd Floor Classroom When teaching, it is almost guaranteed that microaggressions will take place. These seemingly small, ostensibly singular manifestations of oppression can deleteriously effect the teaching-learning environment, our students, and ourselves. As common as...

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Teaching Statements: an expansive guide via the VU Center for Teaching

Jan. 2, 2018—If you are not sure where to begin or your current one needs some work, this Vanderbilt Center for Teaching website covers a lot of useful ground on Teaching Statement execution, evaluation, and exercises. Don't miss out on this excellent resource: https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/teaching-statements/

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CIRTL announces Spring Programming Preview

Dec. 4, 2017—This spring CIRTL will be running 5 courses, 7 workshops, 5 drop-in event series and 2 stand-alone events, 1 MOOC, 1 face-to-face teaching institute, and 1 online community of practice. Courses will be online and schedules will be announced by next Monday, December 11. All other programming will be scheduled and online by January. Early course...

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Practice Faculty Interviews with Roger Chalkley, PhD

Nov. 15, 2017—In the months of December, 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...

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The next Women in the Academy Workshop will be Wednesday November 29th!

Nov. 15, 2017—  “Negotiating Your First Academic Job” Dana Nelson, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English Wednesday, November 29 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Buttrick 123 Lunch provided    

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Academic Interview Preparation via the Graduate School

Oct. 16, 2017—Academic Interview Preparation Sponsored by the Graduate School  Open to Graduate Students and Postdocs Wed., Oct. 18 4:00 – 5:30 pm Alumni Hall 201 Register:  https://goo.gl/RvW2FY The special guest will be four faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines who have led or served on search committees. At this workshop, you’ll learn more about...

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The next Women in the Academy Workshop will be Thursday October 19th!

Oct. 5, 2017—  “Getting to the Ph.D.: What I Know Now That I Wish I’d Known Then” Brittany Allison, SyNERGI Postdoctoral Fellow, The Graduate School Amanda Clayton, Assistant Professor of Political Science Jessie Hock, Assistant Professor of English Thursday, October 19 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Buttrick 123 Lunch provided    

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Academic Job Search via Graduate School

Sep. 11, 2017—Academic Job Search (for Graduate Students and Postdocs) Thurs, Sept 21 4:00 – 5:30 pm 201 Alumni Hall Registration encouraged:  https://goo.gl/forms/uxX5r3Sz8A1XHKsB3 Fall is the season for the academic job market. Whether you are applying for assistant professor positions or postdoctoral fellowships this year or are planning ahead for the future, this will help you know...

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Being Crash Davis Ain’t So Bad: Physics and Astronomy Career Development Colloquium

Sep. 6, 2017—This week’s Physics and Astronomy Colloquium is on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 4:00 PM, in Stevenson Center 4327*.                  *Reception at 3:30 PM | Stevenson Center 6333 Speaker information and topic below: Jonathan McMurry (Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Biochemistry, Kennesaw State University) Being Crash Davis Ain’t So Bad: Life in the Science Minor Leagues  In...

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Course, MOOC, and Workshop Registration via CIRTL

Sep. 5, 2017—September at CIRTL: Course, MOOC, and Workshop Registration Course registration is open through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 to receive early bird priority. MOOC registration is open until October 2, when the MOOC begins. Workshop registration opens approximately 3 weeks before a workshop takes place, and stays open for 2 weeks; 3 workshops will...

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