SAVE THE DATE: NICHD Workshop for Fellows, NOV 7, 12 – 1PM
“Applying to Teaching-based Academic Jobs”
Friday, November 7, from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Led by Sydella Blatch, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, Stevenson University
For those are you who are considering an academic career, this workshop will provide an overview of what the teaching-based professorship is like on a daily basis, and how it differs from being at a research-intensive institution. It will go beyond introducing you to the components required for an academic application and focus on ways to stand out to various search committees. Dr. Blatch will share some of her helpful tips on writing a teaching philosophy and interpreting job ads to identify what key elements to include in an application. She will be available for individual consultations following the workshop to answer your specific questions on how to prepare a competitive packet.
Please note there are 25 slots available. If you are interested, sign up soon by sending an email to Yvette Pittman, at email@example.com.
2015 Fellows Annual Meeting/Retreat Planning: Join the Team
The annual fellows retreat each spring allows you to step outside of your specialty, present your research, and connect with colleagues across the institute. All NICHD fellows and graduate students are invited to serve on the Steering Committee, which will plan our 2015 event for postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and graduate students. This is a great opportunity to use your organizational skills and gain new transferrable skills while working in a team.
Please send a note to Amber Stratman, chair of the Steering Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest. The group builds the program for the meeting, invites speakers, reviews abstracts, selects fellow/graduate student presenters, moderates sessions, and plans a social outing, among other responsibilities. We held our first monthly meeting in September, welcome new members and new ideas as we move forward to plan for May 1, 2015 (save the date!).