STEM

In STEM fields, postdoctoral positions are frequently the launching point into the professoriate. However, given the demands of their research commitments, many postdocs have very limited teaching experience when they begin applying for academic jobs. U-M Canvas website featuring the Postdoctoral Short-Course page "EXAMINE: How Do People Learn [in STEM]?" To enable postdocs to build their skills in teaching in the sciences, CRLT and Rackham Graduate School collaborated to create a unique opportunity for U-M postdoctoral scholars: the Postdoctoral Short-Course on College Teaching in Science and Engineering (PSC). The purpose of this short course is to prepare a select group of advanced postdoctoral scholars from a variety of disciplines in the sciences and engineering to teach effectively as future faculty members. This course is offered free of tuition to UM postdocs in STEM fields. Read more »

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Online Resources

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty. Second Edition.

This book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from veteran biomedical investigators.

Burroughs Welcome Fund. Staffing the Lab: Perspectives From Both Sides of the Bench.

This career development guide is intended to help researchers build their first strong research team. Reading this will help you understand what the employer is looking for in a candidate and will walk you through the probable interview procedures.

Levine, I.S. (2007, March 02). Making the Leap to Independence.

This article explains the challenges and the characteristics of achieving independence in a scientific research setting.

Kaplan, K. (2011, September 7). Academia: Small-School Science. Naturejobs.com. Read more »

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Online Resources

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty. Second Edition.

This book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from veteran biomedical investigators.

Burroughs Welcome Fund. Staffing the Lab: Perspectives From Both Sides of the Bench.

This career development guide is intended to help researchers build their first strong research team. Reading this will help you understand what the employer is looking for in a candidate and will walk you through the probable interview procedures.

Levine, I.S. (2007, March 02). Making the Leap to Independence.

This article explains the challenges and the characteristics of achieving independence in a scientific research setting.

Kaplan, K. (2011, September 7). Academia: Small-School Science. Naturejobs.com. Read more »

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