- Science and Engineering Seminars
- Humanities and Social Sciences Seminars
- Seminars for All Postdocs and Graduate Students
Note: Most of the seminars are being video recorded and can be seen on the Duke Postdoctoral Services Youtube Channel. As each one becomes available online, the link will be added to the corresponding seminar description below.
Thurs Feb 27, 9-10am
Want to keep doing research in an academic institution, but not sure you want the same kind of career as your tenured or tenure-track PI? What if you love to teach, or are thinking about an administrative career? Our panel will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of non-tenure-track faculty appointments in the sciences and engineering.
– Sherilynn Black, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Medical Education, and Director, Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity
– Jennifer Carbrey, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Cell Biology
– Arthur Moseley, PhD, Associate Research Professor, IGSP, and Director of Proteomics
– Walter Neal Simmons, PhD, Gendell Family Associate Professor of the Practice, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Thurs Mar 6, 9-10am
Teaching and academic research aren’t the only career opportunities at colleges and universities. Teaching and academic research aren’t the only career opportunities at colleges and universities. PhDs are employed in departmental administration, proposal development, science education, student affairs, and career services, to name just a few options. If you have a PhD in the sciences or engineering, this panel will provide a wealth of information about academic career paths you may not have considered.
– Lauren Anderson, PhD, Research Development Associate, School of Medicine Office of Research Development (PhD Neurobiology)
– Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, Associate Director, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (PhD Neural Science)
– La Tondra Murray, PhD, Associate Director, Professional Masters Programs, Pratt School of Engineering (PhD Industrial Engineering)
– Jory Weintraub, PhD, Assistant Director, Science Education and Outreach, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center [NESCent] (PhD Immunology)
Thurs Mar 13, 9-11 am
For scientists conducting laboratory-based research, effective lab management can be as crucial to career success as the research itself. In this seminar, Dr. Sally Kornbluth, Vice Dean for Basic Sciences, Duke School of Medicine, will speak on topics ranging from staffing your laboratory to establishing successful research collaborations. Dr. Kornbluth will then be joined by lab managers from academia and industry to answer questions from the audience and compare/contrast experiences.
– Dr Sally Kornbluth, PhD, Vice Dean for Basic Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine
– Dr Jessica Monserrate, PhD, Scientist at Bayer CropScience
– Dr Mohamed Noor, PhD, Professor and Chair of Biology, Duke University
– Dr Susan Smith, PhD, Scientific Investigator at Stiefel, a GSK company
NOTE: This workshop provides Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit for attendees. Postdoctoral RCR requirements are outlined at http://ors.duke.edu/orsmanual/rcr-postdoctoral-researchers. Graduate student RCR requirements are outlined at http://gradschool.duke.edu/academics/degree_reqs/rcr/index.php.
Weds Feb 5, 3:30-5pm
Teaching and academic research aren’t the only career opportunities at colleges and universities. PhDs are employed in departmental administration, program development, science education, student affairs, tech transfer, career services, and fundraising, to name just a few options.If you have a PhD in the social sciences or humanities, this panel will provide a wealth of information about academic career paths you may not have considered.
– Margaret Lou Brown, PhD, Senior Research Scholar and Director of Programs, Forum for Publics and Scholars
– Christian Ferney, PhD, Student Programs Manager, Kenan Institute for Ethics
– Alan Kendrick, PhD, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development, Duke Graduate School
– Heidi Madden, PhD, Librarian for Western European Studies and Adjunct Asst Prof of Germanic Languages & Literature, Duke University Libraries
Fri Feb 28, 2:30-3:45pm
Want to keep doing research or teaching in an academic institution, but not sure you want the same kind of career as your tenured or tenure-track PI? Our panel will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of non-tenure-track faculty appointments in the social sciences and humanities.
–N. Grace Aaron, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, UNC-Chapel Hill
–Martha Alexander, PhD, Lecturer in Spanish, UNC-Chapel Hill
–Steven Buzinski, PhD, Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Research in Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill
–Sharon Lynne Joffe, PhD, Teaching Associate Professor of English, NC State University
–Karin Shapiro, PhD, Associate Professor of the Practice, African and African American Studies, Duke University
Tues Feb 4, 9-11 am
Prof. Gregory Justice is an executive coach and offers workshops on teaching and interviewing for future faculty. In this workshop, participants will learn ways to improve communication effectiveness during academic or industry interviews. Prof. Justice will help you:
– Clarify the purpose of the job interview
– Reflect on when and how the interview actually ‘begins’
– Consider skills utilized to be successful before, during and after an interview
– Identify how personal fears and nerves impact people during an interview
– Learn and rehearse skills toward a successful interview from entrance to exit
PRESENTER: Prof. Gregory Justice, Assoc. Professor of Theater Arts, Virginia Tech
Mon Mar 24, 12-1:30 pm
WHAT: Developing a Teaching Statement & Online Teaching Portfolio
WHERE: Rm 217 Perkins Library, Duke West Campus
A teaching portfolio is more than a collection of documents: it is set of claims about your teaching and evidence to support them. In this workshop, you will examine how claims and evidence can be framed in way that allows you demonstrate your skill (or potential) as a university instructor in a teaching statement supported by materials created by you (such as videos, handouts and student assignments).
PRESENTER: Dr. Hugh Crumley, Director, Duke Certificate in College Teaching and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education, Duke University