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Fall 2015


Academic Job Search Series

Graduate students and postdocs interested in exploring career options in academia can participate in the Academic Job Search Series throughout the 2015-16 academic year. The series addresses tenure-track faculty positions during the fall semester and broad career options in academia during the spring semester. You can find topics relevant to all students as well as specialized panels for two broad disciplinary areas: the humanities and social sciences, and sciences and engineering. This series is offered every two years and is co-sponsored with the Duke Career Center and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.

Visit the Academic Job Search Series webpage for a complete listing of events.

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Seminars

Behind the scenes with the Search committee: The Academic application process

Tuesday, September 1, 9:00-10:15 am
Rm 143 Jones Bldg
In this session, a faculty panel in the sciences and engineering will discuss the faculty recruitment process from the search committee’s perspective.
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Watch on the Duke Postdoctoral Services YouTube Channel

The Academic interview

Thursday, September 17, 9:00-10:30 am
Rm 103 Bryan Research Bldg
In this session, a panel of Duke faculty members in the sciences and engineering will discuss the interview process for faculty jobs.
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Watch on the Duke Postdoctoral Services YouTube Channel

Negotiating the academic job offer

Tuesday, September 22, 9:00-10:30 am
Rm 143 Jones Bldg
In this session, a panel of Duke faculty members will discuss the negotiation process.
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Watch on the Duke Postdoctoral Services YouTube Channel

SteM faculty CAREERS beyond Duke

Thursday, September 12, 3:00-4:30 pm
Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Bryan Center
Learn from a panel of STEM faculty from various institutions about career paths, how to prepare for the academic job market, and how academic hiring and promotion work.
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Academic CV and Cover letter workshop for stem graduate students and postdocs

Wednesday, October 7, 3:30-5:00 pm
Rm 217 Perkins Library
Learn how to craft compelling curriculum vitae and cover letters that emphasize how your specific skills and experiences will enrich the targeted academic institution.
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International Stem faculty in the U.s.

Monday, November 9, 3:00-4:30 pm
Rm 153 Rubenstein Library
Get inside perspectives about being on the U.S. job market as an international graduate student or postdoc.
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Webinar: Careers in University Administration for Stem Ph.D.s

Week of November 16
Join a free online discussion to learn how STEM PhDs transitioned to careers in higher education administration.
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Productive Professor or Foibling faculty? Starting your new academic position right with dr. Mohamed noor

Thursday, December 3, 9:30-11:00 am
Rm 143 Jones Bldg
How do you successfully launch a new faculty career? Learn from Dr. Mohamed Noor, author of You're Hired! Now What? A Guide for New Science Faculty!.
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Humanities and Social Sciences Seminars

Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee: The Academic Application Process 

Tuesday, September 15, 3:30-5:00 pm
Rm 217 Perkins Library

How do selection committees evaluate application materials for faculty positions? Join us for insights from faculty from several local institutions.
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Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee: The Interview Process

Wednesday, September 23, 3:30-5:00 pm
Rm 217 Perkins Library

What strategies can you use to successfully navigate the interview process for faculty positions? Learn from a panel of faculty members from a variety of institutions.
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Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee: Negotiating the Offer

Wednesday, September 30, 3:30-5:00 pm
Rm 217 Perkins Library

Once you have an offer for a faculty position, what and how should you negotiate? Hear from a panel of faculty members.
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Academic CV and Cover Letter Workshop for Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Students and Postdocs

Wednesday, October 21, 3:00-4:30 pm
Rm 270 Gross Hall

Refine and improve your CV and cover letter through the exploration of academic writing conventions.
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Preparing for Faculty Positions in Liberal Arts Colleges: A Workshop for Humanities Graduate Students

Monday, November 2, 3:00-4:30 pm
The Garage, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4

Get feedback on your materials and interview preparation from current faculty members at liberal arts institutions from across the country.
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Humanities and Social Sciences Postdoc Information Session

Thursday, November 5, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Carpenter Room, Rubenstein Library 249

Learn how to find, apply for and fund postdoc and fellowship opportunities in the social sciences and humanities.
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A Social Sciences PhD’s Career Path as a Faculty Member

Wednesday, November 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Rm 225 Friedl Bldg

Join Duke history Ph.D. Alejandro Velasco for a talk about his career path as a faculty member.
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Seminars for All Graduate Students and Postdocs

The Tech-Savvy Job Search

Monday, September 14, 12:00-1:30 pm
Rm 217 Perkins Library
Speed up your faculty job search. Simultaneously collect search results from hundreds of job posting sites.
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Gender Differences in Academia: Challenges and Choices along Career Paths in Higher Education

Tuesday, September 29, 12:00-2:00 pm
Rm 217 Perkins Library
This presentation explores some of the possible situations women and men may encounter as well as provide information on current research findings related to the gender divide in college and university settings.
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The Teaching Statement

Monday, October 5, 12:00-1:30 pm
Rm 217 Perkins Library
Perfect the art of the teaching statement.
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Identifying and Correcting Common English Grammar Mistakes in Academic Writing

Thursday, October 8, 9:00-11:00 am
Rm 143 Jones Bldg
How do you write concise academic prose as a non-native English speaker? Learn about strategies to avoid common mistakes.
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Core Competencies

WRITING OP-ED ARTICLES

Thursday, September 10, 12-2 pm
Rm 0016 Westbrook Bldg

Join staff from the Office of News & Communications and get the inside scoop on how you can get your op-ed article published in leading newspapers. 
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GRADUATE ETIQUETTE LUNCHEON

Friday, September 11, 11am-12:30 pm 
Washington Duke Inn, President's Ballroom

Learn how to navigate a professional lunch or dinner. 
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HOW TO TALK TO REPORTERS ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH 

Wednesday, September 16, 12-2 pm 
Social Sciences 113

Learn how to handle an interview, become a resource for reporters, and use media outreach to bolster your research visibility. 
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GETTING STARTED WITH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Thursday, September 17, 12-1 pm 
The Graduate School (2127 Campus Drive), Room 102

What is entrepreneurship, and how can you leverage Duke's resources to learn more? Join a panel of current students to find out what they've done. 
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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SCHOLARS: INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY AS A RESEARCHER 

Tuesday, September 22, 12-2 pm
Rm 217 Perkins Library 
Learn from the experts at the Duke Office of News & Communications how you can use blogs, Twitter, and other social media options wisely.  
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THE 2-HOUR JOB SEARCH, FEATURING STEVE DALTON, AUTHOR AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF DAYTIME CAREER SERVICES AT FUQUA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Friday, September 25, 1-3 pm
Rm 107 Gross Hall

In this workshop, Fuqua career coach and The 2-Hour Job Search author Steve Dalton offers a process for effectively turning strangers into advocates. 
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AN INTRODUCTION TO YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT DUKE

Monday, September 28, 12-1:30 pm
Rm 217 Perkins Library 

Get started with your professional development today. 
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PREPARING PHD APPLICATIONS: A WORKSHOP FOR MASTER'S STUDENTS

Tuesday, October 6, 12-1:30 pm
Rm 217 Perkins Library

Gain insights into the decision-making processes of doctoral admissions committees with this workshop. 
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NETWORKING: A TOOL FOR EXPLORING CAREERS AND BUILDING PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Thursday, October 22, 10-11:30 am
Rm 143 Jones Bldg

Learn the keys to tactful networking along with easy-to-use strategies for face-to-face networking, corresponding via email, and the appropriate use of social media. 
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CONVERTING YOUR CV TO A HIGH-IMPACT RESUME

Tuesday, October 27, 10-11:30 am
Rm 143 Jones Bldg

What are the differences between an academic CV and a résumé? Learn how to craft an effective résumé that promotes your qualifications. 
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BEHAVIOR-BASED INTERVIEWS: WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO PREPARE

Tuesday, November 17, 10:00-11:30 am
Rm 143 Jones Bldg

How do you interview for non-academic jobs? Learn about one possible format called behavior-based interviewing. 
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HOW TO AVOID SELF-SABOTAGE AND WIN AT SALARY NEGOTIATIONS

Tuesday, December 1, 10:00-11:30 am 
Rm 143 Jones Bldg

You got the coveted job offer. Do you negotiate for more money and risk seeming pushy or ungrateful? Learn about the ins and outs of negotiating job offers! 
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Ph.D. Career Paths

CAREERS IN TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION FOR STEM PH.D.S (ONLINE)

Monday, September 14 to Friday, September 18
Join a free online discussion to learn how STEM PhDs transitioned to technology commercialization careers. 
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CAREER OPTIONS FOR SCIENCE PH.D.S

Friday, October 9, 9-10:30 am
Rm 143 Jones Bldg
  
Are you considering a scientific career beyond the traditional tenure track? Learn about the skills and experiences you'll need to transition. 
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CAREERS IN PUBLISHING FOR HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES PH.D.S (ONLINE)

Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23
Join a free online discussion to learn how social sciences and humanities PhDs transitioned to publishing careers. 
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A SOCIAL SCIENCES PH.D.'S CAREER PATH AS A FACULTY MEMBER

Wednesday, November 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Rm 225 Friedl Bldg  
Join Duke history Ph.D. Alejandro Velasco for a talk about his career path as a faculty member. 
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CAREERS IN UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION FOR STEM PH.D.S (ONLINE)

Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 20
Join a free online discussion to learn how STEM PhDs transitioned to careers in higher education administration. 
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