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Preparing for Postdocs in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Preparing for Postdocs in the Social Sciences and Humanities, September 14, 11:00 am

Join a panel discussion featuring Duke Ph.D. alumni currently in postdoctoral roles to gain insights on navigating the application process for these positions, as well as making the most of your time in a postdoc.


  • Danbee Chon, Ph.D.'22 (Business Administration), Postdoctoral Fellow of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Tori Lee, Ph.D.'22 (Classical Studies), Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University
  • Meghan Woolley, Ph.D.'22 (History), Postdoctoral Research Associate, Purdue University Writing Lab
Danbee Chon, PhD, Tori Lee, PhD, and Meghan Woolley, PhD

We will address the questions below to start the conversation. Attendees can share additional questions for the panelists through the registration process.

  1. Can you tell us about your current position and what is expected of you as a postdoc? (e.g., teaching, presentations, mentoring/advising students, etc.)
  2. What advice would you offer to current grad students for crafting their application materials for postdoc positions? How do these materials differ from applications for faculty positions?
  3. Why did you pursue a postdoc? How do you see this experience fitting into your professional trajectory?
  4. What’s one piece of advice you’d share for making the most of a postdoc experience?

The Academic Job Search Series is sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.


Academic Job Search Series, Open to Alumni Attendees, Professional Development, Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity