Academic Career Series Seminars

Things Successful People Know for Navigating Difficult Situations-and You, Do, Too – Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time:  5 to 6 pm
Location:  106B8 Engineering Hall
Speaker:  Emerita Professor C.K. Gunsalus, Coordinated Science Lab

Discussion on how to navigate through difficult situations successfully in your career and how to build up skills to effectively work with students and faculty or colleagues within industry.

Life as an Academic  – Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Time:  5 to 6 pm
Location: 106B8 Engineering Hall
Speaker:  Professor Jennifer Bernhard, Electrical and Computer Engineering | PowerPoint

We’ll examine the elements of an academic career to determine whether it is an appropriate career choice for the aspiring graduate student.  We will also briefly examine some of the aspects needed to prepare for starting such a career.

Preparing for the Faculty Job Search – Monday, October 10, 2016

Time:  5 to 6 pm
Location: 106B8 Engineering Hall
Speaker:  Professor Rakesh Nagi, Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering | PowerPoint

Are you preparing to go on the academic job market or want to learn more about the process? We will provide a concise overview of the faculty job search process. We will also provide advice on how to prepare the most effective application materials, including the CV and cover letter.

The Academic Job Search Process – Tuesday, October 18, 2016 

Time:  5 to 6 pm
Location: 106B8 Engineering Hall
Speaker:  Professor Klara Nahrstedt, Computer Science | PowerPoint

We will describe the search process, providing practical information about how the process works, how to prepare for and conduct the interview, and negotiating the offer.

Successfully Launching Your Academic Career – Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Time:  5 to 6 pm
Location: 106B8 Engineering Hall
Speaker:  Assistant Professor Jeremy Guest, Civil and Environmental Engineering

How can you get off to a fast start in your new academic career?  What should be your priorities?  We’ll present practices that lead to academic career success.