Career & Prof Development Opportunities - Week of Sept 4

Professional Development

Fall Semester Graduate School Career Skills Workshops

For more information, click here.

  • Resumes, CVs, & Cover Letters (Sept 8)
  • Academic Job Search Basics (Sept. 15)
  • Managing Your Career (Sept. 22)
  • Career Exploration for STEM PhDs (Oct 4)
  • Industry Job Search (Oct 16)
  • 360 Degree Self Assessment (Nov 6)

Friday, Sept. 15
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.  
Lunch Provided

Crafting Your Teaching Philosophy Statement (Workshop)

If you are applying for an academic position, or going up for promotion here at the University of Maryland, you will need a teaching philosophy statement as part of your portfolio. Whether you would like to refine your existing statement or you are starting from scratch, joins us for a hands-on workshop to help you craft a statement that defines your philosophy and guides your teaching.

Registration required by Sept. 12.

Wednesday, Sept. 13
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Writing a Personal Statement for the NSF GRFP (Workshop)

This workshop will provide guidance on writing a personal statement for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  RSVP here.

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 4-5 all day
Reckord Armory

Technica, UMD’S All-Women Hackathon

Sign up to participate in Technica, where women are immersed in tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imaginations to create interesting and innovative hacks.


Lecturer - Dept. of Microbiology - University of Washington

Applications are invited for a 12-month full-time Lecturer position in the Department of Microbiology.  This is a non-tenure track appointment with the expectation of renewable 3-5 year terms.  An M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences is required, and preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience in microbiology lecture and laboratory courses. More information here.

Adjunct Faculty Positions in Environmental & Biological Sciences

Position available in the Undergraduate School at UMUC.  More information here.

Assistant Professor of Ecology - Southwest Minnesota State University

Review of applications starts November 1.  More information here.

Instructional Consultant at CRLT-University of Michigan

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) seeks to welcome a new colleague to work with instructors at the University of Michigan, particularly in the biological, physical, and health sciences.  Familiarity with clinical teaching is highly desirable.  This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the work of a well-supported center and to collaborate on health science initiatives underway at the University of Michigan, including a major effort around interprofessional education.  Applicants with extensive experience will be considered for an Assistant Director title.  Candidates from groups historically underrepresented in faculty development are encouraged to apply. More information here.

Post Docs

Fungal Pathogenesis-University of Cincinnati

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the lab of David S. Askew at the University of Cincinnati to work on mechanisms of virulence in the pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.  The successful candidate will work on in vitro and in vivo models to understand how fungal endoplasmic stress responses impact the host-fungus interaction. More information here.

Invitation to Apply for HHMI Inclusive Excellence
Biology Education Postdoctoral Fellowship
at San Francisco State University

The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory – at San Francisco State University (SFSU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology Education and Research with a strong focus on understanding and promoting inclusion, equity, and diversity in science. The position is renewable for up to 2 years and may begin as early as January 1, 2018. More information here.

University of Florida - Bhaduri-McIntosh Lab

The University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Bhaduri-McIntsoh Research Laboratory seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to join a team studying DNA replication, damage and repair in the context of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection and tumorigenesis in human B cells. More information here.

University of Florida - Forest Ecosystem Science Lab

The Forest Ecosystem Science laboratory at the University of Florida seeks a postdoctoral research associate to work on an NSF-funded project examining how increased fire frequency in Alaskan boreal forests affects vegetation dynamics and ecosystem carbon cycling. The postdoctoral researcher will lead efforts to estimate soil CO2efflux, linking these estimates to changes in vegetation and soil thaw created by shorter periods between burns. The researcher will join a multidisciplinary team (remote sensing, modeling of ecosystem process and permafrost dynamics) with collaborators at multiple institutions (Portland State, Universities of Alaska and Idaho). The postdoctoral research associate will assist in connecting field observations of soil and vegetation C dynamics to the ecosystem process model LANDIS-II. More information here.