Upcoming Events

  • Postdoc Job Search Prep Series

    Monday, November 3, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
    1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building

    The UI Postdoc Association invites you to join fellow postdocs at the Job Search Prep Series. This series is intended to offer an informal practice space for postdocs from across campus to share their job materials & job talks, receive constructive feedback, and learn from peer experiences.

    • Bring your job search materials (CV/Resume, Research Statement/Strategy, Teaching Philosophy, Portfolios, Letter of Intent etc.)
    • Come prepared to share constructive feedback
    • Sign up to present your own job talk (optional).

    Each session will include workshop time for job talks and materials review. You do not have to stay for the whole session, attend as your schedule allows. Share your experiences and learn from the experiences of your colleagues. Join us!

    Registration is requested so we can be sure to reserve appropriate space.
    Register early – job talk presentation slots are available on a first come first, served basis.

    • Thursday, October 30, 11:00-1:00, 1289 CBRB
    • Monday, November 3, 3:00 -5:00, 1289 CBRB
    • Monday, November 10, 3:00-5:00 pm, 2520D UCC


    Registration: http://tiny.cc/job-search2014

  • OGI Workshop: How Versatile is Your PhD?

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
    Michigan Room, 351 IMU

    Look forward to conversation on how the job market is changing for PhDs and learn more about considering your career options in and outside the academy as alternative academic careers. We will also discuss some of the obstacles in a job search after your PhD that you may or may not face as a PhD of color and how to develop strategies to overcome these obstacles. Let’s talk about negotiating the academic and nonacademic job market – please come prepared with some thoughts for discussion.

  • Strategies for Dealing with Stress, Rejection & the Haters in Your Midst (NCFDD)

    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:00am
    Tele-workshop

    Are you stressed?

    Do you feel devastated when your articles and/or grant proposals get rejected?

    Is the pressure of publishing/funding your work making you sick?

    If any of this sounds familiar and you have difficulty managing the negative energy and rejection in your environment, please join us to learn:

    • The impact that stress and negativity can have if they are not managed
    • Identify the most common areas of stress in academic life
    • Concrete strategies for managing the physical, emotional, and attitudinal effects of stress

    For more information or to participate in this NCFDD tele-workshop via your personal computer, register online at: http://www.facultydiversity.org/?page=WorkshopsCalendar.

    You will receive a URL and code to log in to participate in the live tele-workshop.

    Please note that all UI faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students can access the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Tele-workshops and resources via their personal computers if they have activated an account with the NCFDD.

    To activate a UI-sponsored Individual Membership in the NCFDD:
    1) Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website.
    2) Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Individual Membership.”
    3) On the Individual Membership page select “Click Here.”
    4) On the “Select Your Member Type” page, select “Institutional Sub-Account.”
    5) On the “Select a Username” page use your University of Iowa issued email address in the first “Username” box.
    6) You will receive a welcome email at that email address within 24 hours confirming that your account is now active and you can begin fully using your new NCFDD membership.

    If you have technical questions or concerns, contact the NCFDD Membership Program Assistant, Dorea Jackson: Dorea@facultydiversity.org or 1.800.781.4340.

    For information about UI’s Institutional membership, please contact Diane Finnerty, Director of Faculty HR and Development, Office of the Provost. Email: diane-finnerty@uiowa.edu or phone: 319.335.3991.

  • Postdoc Job Search Prep Series

    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre

    The UI Postdoc Association invites you to join fellow postdocs at the Job Search Prep Series. This series is intended to offer an informal practice space for postdocs from across campus to share their job materials & job talks, receive constructive feedback, and learn from peer experiences.

    • Bring your job search materials (CV/Resume, Research Statement/Strategy, Teaching Philosophy, Portfolios, Letter of Intent etc.)
    • Come prepared to share constructive feedback
    • Sign up to present your own job talk (optional).

    Each session will include workshop time for job talks and materials review. You do not have to stay for the whole session, attend as your schedule allows. Share your experiences and learn from the experiences of your colleagues. Join us!

    Registration is requested so we can be sure to reserve appropriate space.
    Register early – job talk presentation slots are available on a first come first, served basis.

    • Thursday, October 30, 11:00-1:00, 1289 CBRB
    • Monday, November 3, 3:00 -5:00, 1289 CBRB
    • Monday, November 10, 3:00-5:00 pm, 2520D UCC


    Registration: http://tiny.cc/job-search2014

  • Searching for Funding in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre

    Putting the Pieces Together: Searching for Funding

    There are many external funding opportunities for graduate education that can support research, dissertation writing, travel, and more. Yet finding the right external funding at the right time can seem a daunting process. Students often wait too long to look for their opportunities. This workshop will offer you practical training, information, and follow-up resources to help you piece together the external funding puzzle. Topics will include:

    • types of funding for graduate education
    • academic and funding timelines
    • time management for funding searches
    • search terms that work
    • hands-on instruction on funding databases
    • information about free services and resources


    Register by Wednesday, November 12, 2014: http://tiny.cc/funding-humanities2014

  • The Versatile PhD: Careers Outside the Academy

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre (UCC)

    Considering career options outside the academy?

    Staff from the Graduate College Career Services office will lead you through an overview of popular non-academic careers, share search tips, demonstrate the Versatile PhD web resource, and discuss ways to market the transferrable skills you're gaining in graduate school.

    Register by Wedensday, November 19th: http://tiny.cc/careers2014

  • How to Negotiate for Success (NCFDD)

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
    Tele-workshop

    There is little debate that scholars of color often are committed—and are asked—to take on additional responsibilities in committee work and mentoring. Balancing our dedication to our scholarship with extra service expectations is no easy task. This workshop offers concrete and often overlooked negotiation strategies sure to help each participant create the time, space, research and monetary support that allows overextended faculty to excel. After going over key negotiation principals, participants spend time assessing what they need to succeed (both academically and personally). We then strategize about negotiation exchanges with Chairs and Deans so that participant requests are aligned with university objectives and campus culture. Although successful negotiations can lead to tens of thousands of dollars saved and earned, the goal of this workshop is to help underrepresented faculty achieve their scholarly, personal and community-centered goals.

    For more information or to participate in this NCFDD tele-workshop via your personal computer, register online at: http://www.facultydiversity.org/?page=WorkshopsCalendar.

    You will receive a URL and code to log in to participate in the live tele-workshop.

    Please note that all UI faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students can access the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Tele-workshops and resources via their personal computers if they have activated an account with the NCFDD.

    To activate a UI-sponsored Individual Membership in the NCFDD:
    1) Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website.
    2) Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Individual Membership.”
    3) On the Individual Membership page select “Click Here.”
    4) On the “Select Your Member Type” page, select “Institutional Sub-Account.”
    5) On the “Select a Username” page use your University of Iowa issued email address in the first “Username” box.
    6) You will receive a welcome email at that email address within 24 hours confirming that your account is now active and you can begin fully using your new NCFDD membership.

    If you have technical questions or concerns, contact the NCFDD Membership Program Assistant, Dorea Jackson: Dorea@facultydiversity.org or 1.800.781.4340.

    For information about UI’s Institutional membership, please contact Diane Finnerty, Director of Faculty HR and Development, Office of the Provost. Email: diane-finnerty@uiowa.edu or phone: 319.335.3991.

  • Professional Conference Networking for Success

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre

    Want to build, expand, and utilize a professional network to get you where you want to go…even if you don’t know where that is yet?

    Come join us for a discussion about timing, strategy, and shared experiences with building a professional network over the course of your career.

    Topics will include:

    • What is networking?
    • What are the many and varied reasons for networking?
    • When in my career should I start networking?
    • How do I start networking?
    • How do I take advantage of my networking?

    Campus experts for the Professional Conference Networking for Success workshop:

    Cathleen Moore, PhD, Professor, Psychology
    Miesha Marzell, PhD, Associate Professor, Community and Behavioral Health


    Interested?
    Register online –http://tiny.cc/networking2014

    Network events are open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on a first come,
    first served basis. Register early. Seating is limited.

  • Searching for Funding in the Physical & Biomedical Sciences

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building (CBRB)

    Putting the Pieces Together: Searching for Funding

    There are many external funding opportunities for graduate education that can support research, dissertation writing, travel, and more. Yet finding the right external funding at the right time can seem a daunting process. Students often wait too long to look for their opportunities. This workshop will offer you practical training, information, and follow-up resources to help you piece together the external funding puzzle. Topics will include:

    • types of funding for graduate education
    • academic and funding timelines
    • time management for funding searches
    • search terms that work
    • hands-on instruction on funding databases
    • information about free services and resources


    Register by Wednesday, December 10, 2014: http://tiny.cc/funding-sciences2014

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