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Professional Development

  • is a meta-collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter. It includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions. 
  • University Job Bank
    Gateway to University careers and positions in higher education. 
  • Becoming Part of the Research Community
    One of the most important things a graduate students should do is to become established as part of the research community. Make yourself more visible by participating in conferences and workshops, publishing papers on your work, and meeting and maintaining contact with colleagues. 
  • Career Transitions Highlights
    Research not for you? There is a constant flux of researchers into and out of the science community, learn how to navigate another career path. 
  • Science's Next Wave: Be Honorable and Strategic
    The goal of this article is to give a broad overview of the process of negotiating an academic job. Two principles should guide your negotiations: be honorable and be strategic. If you are going to succeed professionally, your needs must be met . 
  • Successful Faculty Development and Evaluation: The Complete Teaching Portfolio
    John P. Murray discusses the importance of demonstrating that the hours spent in the classroom are only part of the real work of teaching.