Academia & Education

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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
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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
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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
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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
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One mentor isn’t enough. Here’s how I built a network of mentors

By Erika Moore

“Unfortunately, I don’t have the bandwidth for a mentorship relationship right now.” “I’m not sure I can help.” “Why are we meeting again?” Those are just a few of the responses I’ve received in my quest to …

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