Academia & Education

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How to Hold a Better Class Discussion

By  Jay Howard

Learn how to structure your course and particular class sessions in ways that will get students actively participating — and will enhance their learning:

Why Discussion Matters
7 Strategies to Change the Norms of Class Discussions
How to Keep …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Video Resource: Intro and Overview of the UK Academic Sector

by the University of Cambridge Careers Services

The purpose of these series of videos are to introduce you to the academic sector and how it works in the UK giving you an overview of it as a labour market for …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Daunting but doable: faculty job searching after a postdoc

Written by: Kendall Powell | Science Careers | Published on: Oct 25, 2021

The journal Science has interviewed postdocs who’ve recently succeeded with their job search. In addition, two recent studies collected data to characterize what makes a successful candidate and what criteria search …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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How to prepare a scientific poster

By ELISABETH PAIN, Science Careers

Poster presentations at scientific conferences can provide early-career researchers with valuable opportunities to practice their communication skills, receive feedback on their research, and expand their network.

Science Careers asked researchers in a range of disciplines and career …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Faculty Job Search Series: Fall 2022

Career Advising and Professional Development will help you prepare for your upcoming academic job search. When tenure track faculty jobs post this fall, you’ll be ready! Join us as we discuss the application process and consider the documents you’ll need. …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Alexis Boyer Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services
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The following materials are commonly requested.  We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a career advisor to review your …

Interviews for faculty positions often include two rounds:

First round – Phone or Video  (20-40 minutes)

This is an initial …

If you receive an academic job offer, express interest, and then take the time to carefully assess whether the offer …

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