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Interested in teaching at a liberal arts college? A faculty panel from liberal arts colleges will discuss job search strategies and faculty worklife. In addition, participants will learn about the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships at Oberlin and Kalamazoo Colleges for University of Michigan Ph.D.s.

Panelists include:

  • Daniel Birchok, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Oberlin College
  • Vanessa McCaffrey, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Albion College
  • Andrew Mozina, Professor of English, Kalamazoo College
  • Annemarie Sammartino, Associate Professor of History, Oberlin College

Materials

Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter(s): 
Dr. Daniel Birchok, Oberlin College
Presenter(s): 
Dr. Vanessa McCaffrey, Albion College
Presenter(s): 
Dr. Andrew Mozina, Kalamazoo College
Presenter(s): 
Dr. Meredith Raimondo, Oberlin College
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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2013 Conference Agenda (.pdf)

Plenary Panel: Life After Michigan: Adjusting to a New Institutional Context

 

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Interested in teaching at a liberal arts college? A faculty panel from liberal arts colleges will discuss job search strategies and faculty worklife. In addition, participants will learn about the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships at Oberlin and Kalamazoo Colleges for University of Michigan Ph.D.s.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Emanuela Grama, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Department of History, Oberlin College
  • Dr. Shanna Kirschner, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Allegheny College
  • Dr. Andy Mozina, Professor, Department of English, Kalamazoo College
  • Dr. Drew Wilburn, Associate Professor, Departments of Classics and Archeological Studies, Oberlin College
Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location (Room): 
Rackham Assembly Hall
Presenter(s): 
Dr. Emanuela Grama, Oberlin College
Presenter(s): 
Dr. Shanna Kirschner, Allegheny College
Presenter(s): 
Dr. Andy Mozina, Kalamazoo College
Presenter(s): 
Dr. Drew Wilburn, Oberlin College
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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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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