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Professional Development Events

  • Friday, February 28, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    STEM Faculty Careers Beyond R1 Institutions: A Panel Discussion (Webinar)

    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.

  • Monday, March 2, 2020
    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    From Europe to the U.S. and Back Again: Strategies for a Mobile, Multi-Lingual Academic Career

    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.

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Polishing Your Online Presence: A Hands-on Lab

    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.

  • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Medical Science Liaison Careers

    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, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice (Webinar)

    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.