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Academic Job Search Series

In 2016-2017, we are offering two types of events:

Job Search Discussion Groups

This year, we are once again gathering a supportive community of peers where you can discuss your experience on the academic job market. Bring questions, problems, and things you've always wondered about to these monthly Tuesday lunch discussions aimed at doctoral students and postdocs. Co-sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies and CU-CIRTL. Catered lunch will be provided. RSVPs are required.

Academic Job Search Workshops

Interested in learning more about the Academic Job Search process, and the materials you will need to gather for an application? Come to brown bag lunch workshops on Wednesdays to learn more through presentations and activities. Co-sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies and CU-CIRTL. RSVPs are requested.

Downloadable flyer (PDF)

Upcoming Events

Getting a Faculty Position: Lessons Learned During the Academic Job Search

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm - RSVP
  • Featuring a panel of graduate students and postdocs who received job offers this year
  • 102 Mann LIbrary
  • Brown bag event - bring your lunch and join us. We'll provide drinks and dessert.

 

Past Events

Canceled: Job Search Discussion - March

Please note: This event has been canceled due to Cornell's weather-related closing.

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • 102 Mann Library
  • Moderators: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies & Colleen McLinn, CU-CIRTL Director

 

Job Search Discussion - February

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Moderators: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies & Colleen McLinn, CU-CIRTL Director
  • Catered lunch; Registration required

Navigating Your Future: Managing Dual Careers – Dual Career Search Panel

  • Monday, February 13 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Featured Speakers:
    • Christopher J. Hernandez, Associate Professor at Cornell University(Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
    • Karen Kim, Gastroenterologist at Guthrie Clinic
    • Julie M. Goddard, Associate Professor at Cornell University (Food Science)
    • Sam Rasmussen Nugen, Assistant Professor at Cornell University (Food Science)

 

Workshop - Interviewing and Negotiating for Academic Positions

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies
  • Brown bag event - bring your lunch and join us.

 

Panel Discussion: Should I Do a Postdoc?

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Organizers: Susi Varvayanis, Director of BEST Program; Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies; Colleen McLinn, Director of CU-CIRTL Program
  • Featuring Dr. Michael Roach, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, and other panelists to be announced

 

Job Search Discussion - January

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Moderators: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies & Colleen McLinn, CU-CIRTL Director
  • Catered lunch; Registration required

 

Job Search Discussion - December

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Moderators: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies & Colleen McLinn, CU-CIRTL Director
 

Workshop - Interviewing and Negotiating for Academic Positions

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Yael Levitte, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, and Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies

 

Job Search Discussion - November

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • G01 Biotech
  • Moderators: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies & Colleen McLinn, CU-CIRTL Director

 

Job Search Discussion - September

  • A National Postdoc Appreciation Week Event
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Moderators: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies & Colleen McLinn, CU-CIRTL Director

 

The Application Process for an Academic Job

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 12:00-1:30 pm

 

Writing a Teaching Statement

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 12:00-1:30 pm

 

How to Approach the Research Plan in a Job Application (for Research-Intensive Universities)

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Moderator: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies
  • Faculty Panelists: Marvin Pritts, Professor of Horticulture; Dan Lichter, Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology and Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences
  • Fill out a session evaluation

 

How to Submit Grants at Cornell - A Primer for Postdocs

 

Designing Your Research Statement Around Undergraduate Research (for applications to four-year colleges)

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Presenter: Jeffrey Werner, Associate Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Cortland
  • Brown bag event - bring your lunch and join us. We'll provide drinks and dessert.

 

Applying for NIH Career Development Awards (K Awards)

  • Monday, August 8, 2016 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Presenter: Kim Holloway, Sponsored Projects
  • Faculty Panelists: Jeremy Baskin, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology; Ben Cosgrove, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Brown bag event - bring your lunch and join us. We'll provide drinks and dessert.