- Postdoc mentoring guidelines – for the mentor and the postdoc
- Postdoctoral Affairs Office – professional development and career resources
- Monday Motivator – weekly email with productivity tip: free sign-up
- Teaching policies
- Policy on grades – for undergraduate courses
- Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
- Additional teaching resources
Asking your mentor or course supervisor to observe one of your classes each semester is highly recommended. It serves two purposes: 1) they can provide feedback and suggestions for improving your teaching success and enjoyment, 2) they can write a “teaching letter” the next time you apply to academic positions.
- AMS-Simons Travel grant (February) – 2-year travel grant, PhD received within last four years
- NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships (October) – 1st and 2nd year postdocs can apply. US only.
- NSF-LEAPS (January) – to launch the careers of pre-tenure faculty at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and Carnegie Research 2 (R2) universities. Finishing postdocs or graduate students can apply. US only.
- NRC Research Associateships (February and August) – research postdocs at participating government agencies. NIST and many other agencies have projects suitable for mathematicians. Search the list for project titles of interest.
What kind of career are you aiming for?
- Early Career section of AMS Notices
- Project NExT (October and April) – for new or recent PhD’s, teaching-focused
Industry and government careers
- BIG Math Network – panel discussions and career change articles
- BIG Jobs Guide – career guide for mathematical scientists
- Handshake @ Illinois – career fairs, recruiter visits, job listings
Postdocs considering a career in industry or government are invited to discuss their situation with Richard Laugesen, if possible before the final year of their position. Also, the Graduate College Career Development office serves postdocs and offers free resources and consultations.