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Academic Job Search Series

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In 2017-2018, we are offering two types of events:

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.

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.

Downloadable flyer (PDF)


Upcoming Events

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

  • Monday, May 22, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm - RSVP
  • 102 Mann Library
  • *Date changed from May 16*
  • Join us for a brown bag lunchtime panel discussion featuring postdoctoral scholars and graduate students who were offered faculty positions this year.
  • Panelists: Nick Fesette, Theater; Sarah Lower, Molecular Biology and Genetics; Emily Riddle, Nutrition; Kaixiong (Calvin) Ye, Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
  • RSVPs requested

 

The Application Process for an Academic Job

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • B51 Warren Hall
  • Presenters: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies
  • This is a brownbag discussion, bring your own lunch and we'll provide drinks and dessert
  • RSVPs requested

 

Writing a Teaching Statement

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • B51 Warren Hall
  • Presenters: Colleen McLinn, Director of CU-CIRTL
  • This is a brownbag discussion, bring your own lunch and we'll provide drinks and dessert
  • RSVPs requested

 

Designing Your Research Statement Around Undergraduate Research

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • B51 Warren Hall
  • Presenter: Jeffrey Werner, Associate Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Cortland
  • This is a brownbag discussion, bring your own lunch and we'll provide drinks and dessert
  • RSVPs requested

 

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

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • B51 Warren Hall
  • Presenter: Marvin Pritts, Professor of Horticulture, Cornell Unviersity
  • This is a brownbag discussion, bring your own lunch and we'll provide drinks and dessert
  • RSVPs requested

 

How to Submit Grants at Cornell: A Primer

  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Kim Holloway, Associate Director of Proposal Advancement, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • B51 Warren Hall
  • Brown bag event - bring your lunch and join us. We'll provide drinks and dessert.

 

Save the Dates for more events in the 2018-2019 Academic Job Search Series!

Sessions will be held at lunchtime, from 12:00-1:30 pm

  • September 21, 2018 - Job Search Discussion (with lunch provided)
  • October 26, 2018 - Job Search Discussion (with lunch provided)
  • November 14, 2018 - Interviewing and Negotiation (brownbag)

and 2019 dates to be announced!


 

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Past Events

March Job Search Discussion

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Discussion leaders: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies
  • 102 Mann Library
  • Lunch will be provided; RSVPs requested

Interviewing and Negotiating for Academic Positions

  • Wednesday, Feburary 14, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Yael Levitte, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies

 

January Job Search Discussion

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Discussion leaders: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies, and Colleen McLinn, Director of CU-CIRTL

 

Interviewing and Negotiation for Academic Positions

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Yael Levitte, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies
  • 102 Mann Library

October Job Search Discussion *CANCELLED*

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Discussion leaders: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies, and Colleen McLinn, Director of CU-CIRTL
  • G01 Biotechnology Building
  • Lunch provided to those who RSVP by 10/16 (Event cancelled due to insufficient advance RSVPs)

 

September Job Search Discussion

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Discussion leaders: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies, and Colleen McLinn, Director of CU-CIRTL

~ See Postdoc Appreciation Week Events ~

How to Submit Grants at Cornell: A Primer

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Kim Holloway, Associate Director of Proposal Advancement, Office of Sponsored Programs, and Paula Cohen, Professor and Director of the Center for Reproductive Genomics, Biomedical Sciences
  • B51 Warren Hall
  • Brown bag event - bring your lunch and join us. We'll provide drinks and dessert.

 

How to Approach the Research Plan in a Job Application

 

Designing Your Research Statement Around Undergraduate Research

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenter: Jeffrey Werner, Associate Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Cortland
  • Link to post-session evaluation

 

Writing a Teaching Statement

 

The Application Process for an Academic Job

 

 

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