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Invitation to the New England Future Faculty Workshop, July 10, 2018

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We received this invitation to join a workshop focused on academic ventures. If you’re interested, apply before May 1.

We invite you to participate in the New England Future Faculty Workshop for Underrepresented Groups in STEM Fields (NE-FFW) on the Northeastern University campus in Boston, Massachusetts on July 10, 2018.  The NE-FFW is designed specifically for underrepresented minorities and women in STEM fields who are late-stage PhD students and postdoctoral scholars and interested in an academic career.


The NE-FFW is focused on the academic job search.  The format of the one-day workshop includes faculty-led interactive discussions and peer-to-peer interactions.  Workshop topics include:  Finding Your Institutional Fit, Standing Out in the Interview, Reviewing CVs, Developing a Research Statement, Negotiating the Job Offer, and more.  To learn more about the New England Future Faculty Workshop for Underrepresented Groups in STEM Fields, go to: http://www.northeastern.edu/advance/recruitment/future-faculty-workshop/


To participate in the NE-FFW, there are several steps interested people need to take:

  1. Apply online by May 1, 2018.
    1. Submit a 300 word statement about why they want to participate
    2. Submit a CV
    3. Submit a diversity statement (1 page or less)
  2. Await notification of acceptance on May 16, 2018
  3. Confirm participation in workshop by paying a $50 registration fee by June 1, 2018


Please share this with colleagues. This unique opportunity is one you won’t want to miss.  We hope to meet you in Boston in July!


Warm regards,

NE-FWW Planning Committee


Northeastern University:

Penny Beuning, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Jan Rinehart, Executive Director ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

Erinn Taylor de Barroso, Assistant Director ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

Tufts University Postdocs Can Now Access the VersatilePhD!

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Interested in exploring non-academic career options? 
Versatile PhD is the oldest, largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for PhDs in humanities, social science and STEM. Join over 70,000 other members in learning about options for those in (and out) of graduate school!
VPhD helps graduate students identify, prepare for, and excel in possible non-academic careers. The site includes content for humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. You’ll have access to the career finder as well as real-life examples of Ph.Ds, ABDs and MAs who pursued non-academic careers. You’ll get their stories, advice, inside information about their fields, and even the actual resumes and cover letters they used to get their first non-academic jobs. You also get access to the community discussion forums, a member directory listing thousands of PhDs working across the United States, job listings, and great information about a wide variety of possible careers.
Log into Jumbo Jobs, then click on “Resource Library” and click on the Versatile PhD link to access this resource. 

Stay tuned for a seminar on using the VersatilePhD in your career development!

Login in using “postdoc” as your login and “guest” as your password.
Click on resource links.
Navigate to the VersatilePhD to register your email.
Register using any email address.
Activate your account by checking your email.


Check out the forums and ask questions of the great online community!



Getting your paper published: An Editors Perspective by Shawnna Buttery, PhD

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On June 9 2016, we were joined by Shawnna Buttery, PhD, Scientific Editor of Elsevier’s BBA-Molecular Cell Research and BBA-Proteins and Proteomics who discussed how to get your paper published! Here is a summary of what she discussed:

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How to be a good faculty mentor

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Looking to transition into academia? How can you really become a good mentor to your students and postdocs? Read on for advice from Laura Olsen from the University of Michigan from the NextProf Science 2016 Conference!

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Developing a teaching philosophy and Building an Educational Portfolio

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Hoping to teach in academia? Read on for great advice about developing a teaching philosophy and building your educational portfolio from Tershia Pinder-Grover, from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering, U. Michigan!

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