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Negotiating the Academic Job Offer (for Postdocs and Graduate Students in STEM)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
9:00 am to 10:00 am

In this session, a panel of faculty members will discuss the negotiation process.

Questions include:

  • What does a typical start-up package look like? How much can you negotiate it, and how can you provide justification for asking for more?
  • How much grant money are you expected to bring if you get hired?
  • What are some common pitfalls in the negotiation process?
  • Can you negotiate for a position for your partner or spouse?  If so, when do you bring it up?

Light breakfast and coffee will be provided.


This event is part of the 2017-18 Academic Job Search Series, co-sponsored by The Graduate School, the Duke Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions about this event? Contact Molly Starback, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Services, at

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NOTE: This panel is geared to postdocs and graduate students in the sciences and engineering. A similar panel was held for PhDs in the social sciences and humanities on Oct 23. To see the video of the discussion, visit


Rm 143 Jones Bldg
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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Communication
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity