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What Is A Provost? And Other Questions about Working in Academia that You Were Afraid to Ask

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Whether you’re interviewing for faculty positions or considering a career in academic administration, understanding institutional structure and the roles within it is critical to your success. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between academic affairs and student affairs or contemplated the distinction between department chairs and department heads, then join us for this presentation and conversation.  Lunch provided; please bring a beverage to enjoy.

About the speaker: Molly Goldwasser is the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. In this position, Goldwasser partners with colleagues across the University to augment academic and programmatic assessment and to assist with SACS accreditation and compliance. 

Goldwasser earned a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi and a Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt's Peabody College. She teaches courses in The Graduate School's Certificate in College Teaching program. Most of her work, research and education background centers around issues of access to and equity in education. 

This event is part of the 2017-18 Academic Job Search Series, sponsored by The Graduate School, Versatile Humanists at Duke, the Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services, and is co-sponsored with the Teaching Ideas series. Questions? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at

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Carpenter Room, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library (rm 249)
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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Teaching and Mentoring