Academic positions can take many forms depending on the institution. The average day at an R1 institution is very different compared to a liberal arts college or a community college. In this panel session, STEM faculty from various types of institutions beyond R1 will discuss their career paths, how they prepared to go on the academic job market, and how academic hiring and promotion work at their institutions. They will also discuss the split between research, teaching, and service, as well as work-life balance.
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Professional Development Events
- Friday, February 28, 202010:00 am to 11:00 am
- Saturday, February 29, 202011:00 am to 12:00 pm
As a Duke history Ph.D. student in the 1980s, Scott wrote a dissertation that reshaped the field of Atlantic history and became an underground hit for three decades. The conversation with graduate students precedes a lunch and symposium in Scott's honor.
- Monday, March 2, 20202:30 pm to 3:30 pm
In a workshop format, Dr. Kostis Kornetis, Teaching Associate in Modern European History at the University of Sheffield, U.K., will offer strategies for taking a career in the humanities across national and linguistic boundaries. The focus of this event will be how to develop a professional profile that allows PhD students to make their research and teaching skills relevant in international settings.
- Tuesday, March 3, 202012:00 pm
- Wednesday, March 4, 202010:00 am to 11:30 am
Online tools such as LinkedIn, portfolios, or personal websites can be useful opportunities to promote yourself. If you would like assistance creating or polishing your online presence then join us during this hands-on lab where you can look at samples, receive tips, and get immediate feedback.
- Wednesday, March 4, 20201:30 pm to 3:00 pm
How can you shape your fellowship application or grant proposal in a way that appeals to an interdisciplinary audience? This workshop will help you revise your materials to meet expectations in multiple disciplines.
- Thursday, March 5, 20203:00 pm to 5:00 pm
In this forum you will work with IRB staff to learn how to develop fully comprehensible, participant-friendly consent protocols.
- Wednesday, March 11, 20209:30 am to 11:00 am
Mentoring Up Workshop: Planning for Networking Opportunities and Engaging in Purposeful Interactions
During this workshop we will discuss how to effectively network and learn about the positive career impact of building local, regional, and national networks.
- Thursday, March 12, 202010:00 am to 11:30 am
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a specific role within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, CRO and other health-care industries. MSLs have advanced scientific training and academic credentials generally consisting of a doctorate (PhD, PharmD, MD) in the life sciences. They concentrate on a specific therapeutic area and disease state. Learn about a career as an MSL from Frank M. Perez, Ph.D., Director of Medical Science Liaisons for Amneal Pharmaceuticals.
- Thursday, March 12, 20202:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Are you sick of working all the time without making progress on your writing projects? In this webinar you'll learn a 30-minute strategy that will increase your writing productivity and decrease your stress, anxiety, and guilt. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.