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STEM Faculty Lunch Program for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Modified: August 3, 2015

September 24-25
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts

Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers can launch their academic careers with STEM Faculty Launch, a two-day workshop covering best practices for pursuing, applying for, and establishing faculty careers.

This brand new workshop, based at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), is open to candidates nationwide. Women and traditionally underrepresented minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Participants will attend a variety of interactive sessions and gain exposure to project-based learning. Additionally students will receive a certificate credential upon completion of the workshop. Funding is available to invited attendees to cover travel expenses, lodging, and meals during the workshop.

The application deadline is Saturday, August 15.

Students and post-docs are encouraged to apply for this valuable experience to learn about such topics as:

  • Preparing for the academic job hunt
  • Telling your story through public speaking and social media
  • Preparing your teaching statement with evidence-based teaching practice
  • Designing an effective research statement
  • Preparing for the on-campus interview
  • Writing successful grants
  • Negotiating for a tenure-track position

For more information and to apply, visit here.

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