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Academia & Education

Interested in pursuing a future in Academia & Education? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Academia & Education

With a career in academia and education, you can inspire the next generation of students, create and deliver courses or educational materials, and generate new knowledge through research. Sample career paths include becoming a professor at a university or college; an investigator at a research institute; higher education staff; K-12 teacher; or creator of educational programs at museums. Click on the menu items below to explore additional resources.

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How to navigate authorship of scientific manuscripts

BY ELISABETH PAIN

“There hasn’t been any point during my career when recognition through authorship has not been essential,” says Martin Rolfs, a professor in experimental psychology at the Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany. As a Ph.D. student and …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development Simona Rosu
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Inclusive Teaching – Online Training Module

Who: Open to anyone at MIT and especially designed for those in teaching roles (faculty, teaching staff, TAs).

What: In this online module, you can explore why inclusive teaching is relevant and important by articulating the multiple intersecting identities you …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development Simona Rosu
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Teach anything with Splash!

Teach anything! Any subject! STEM. Humanities. Arts and music. Sports. Games and puzzles. Hobbies and crafts. 

Splash 2021 will take place on November 20-21. For more information, please visit the program details page. Register to teach a class by October 8th

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development Simona Rosu
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Faculty Job Opportunity: Open-Field Tenure-Track Role at Harvey Mudd

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for an open field tenure-track faculty position in our General Engineering program. The Department of Engineering seeks candidates with experience and knowledge in applications of engineering who can excel in teaching a broadly-based undergraduate curriculum …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Amanda Cornwall
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From PhD to Professor: Advice for Landing Your First Academic Position

by Johanna Greeson

I am living the dream.

At least, my professional dream, that is. I have the perfect job for me. And I’m going to share with you how I got it.

First, a little about me. This August, …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development Simona Rosu
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Featured Resources

The following materials are commonly requested.  We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a career advisor to review your …