Past Series

2018-2020 Academic Job Search Series

Presentations and Handouts

List of Past Events

Academic Job Search Discussions

  • Friday, February 21, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Friday, January 24, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Friday, October 25, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Friday, September 20, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Discussion leaders: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies, and Colleen McLinn, Executive Director of CIRTL at Cornell
  • A supportive and friendly environment for grad students and postdocs to get input on questions and concerns about the job search! Lunch provided. RSVP required.

Interviewing and Negotiation for Academic Positions

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • November 13, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Yael Levitte, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, and Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies

Careers In and Beyond Academia

  • Friday, January 31, 2020 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm
  • An information session to learn more about the resources available through several Cornell Graduate School offices: Careers Beyond Academia, the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, and CIRTL at Cornell

Designing Your Research Statement Around Undergraduate Research

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenter: Jeffrey Werner, Associate Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Cortland
  • Archived recording in Cornell Video on Demand, slides, and handouts available

How to Approach the Research Plan in a Job Application (for a Research-Intensive University)

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenter: Marvin Pritts, Professor of Horticulture, Cornell University
  • Please contact futurefaculty@cornell.edu or postdocs@cornell.edu for notes on the session

Writing a Teaching Statement

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Derina Samuel, Associate Director, Center for Teaching Innovation, and Colleen McLinn, Executive Director, CIRTL at Cornell
  • Slides and handouts available

The Application Process for an Academic Job

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Presenter: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies
  • Archived recording available in Cornell Video on Demand, and slides available

Getting a Faculty Position: Lessons Learned During the Academic Job Search

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • 102 Mann Library
  • A brownbag panel discussion featuring postdoctoral scholars and graduate students who were offered faculty positions this year.
  • Archived recording available on Cornell Video on Demand

Academic Job Search Discussions

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Friday, January 25, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Friday, October 26, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Friday, September 21, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Discussion leaders: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies and Colleen McLinn, Executive Director of CIRTL at Cornell
  • A supportive and friendly environment for grad students and postdocs to get input on questions and concerns about the job search! Lunch provided.

Interviewing and Negotiation for Academic Positions

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Yael Levitte, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, and Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies
  • Archived slides available

How to Submit Grants at Cornell: A Primer

  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Kim Holloway, Associate Director of Proposal Advancement, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Archived slides available

How to Approach the Research Plan in a Job Application (for a Research-Intensive University)

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenter: Marvin Pritts, Professor of Horticulture, Cornell University
  • Archived recording available (audio only)

Designing Your Research Statement Around Undergraduate Research

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenter: Jeffrey Werner, Associate Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Cortland
  • Archived slides, handouts, and recording available

Writing a Teaching Statement

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Colleen McLinn, Director of CIRTL at Cornell
  • Archived slides, handouts, and recording available

The Application Process for an Academic Job

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Presenters: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies
  • Archived slides and recording available

Getting a Faculty Position: Lessons Learned During the Academic Job Search

  • Monday, May 22, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • A brown bag lunchtime panel discussion featuring postdoctoral scholars and graduate students who were offered faculty positions this year.
  • Panelists: Nick Fesette, Theater; Sarah Lower, Molecular Biology and Genetics; Emily Riddle, Nutritional Sciences; Kaixiong (Calvin) Ye, Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
  • No slides available, contact organizers for takeaways (postdocs@cornell.edu or cirtl@cornell.edu)