ACADEMIC CAREERS: DIVERSE JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
UW Graduate School & UW Career Center
As part of the Graduate School’s commitment to graduate student and postdoc
success, we are pleased offer the following events for this quarter’s
Professional Development Series for graduate students and postdocs.
Next week, in partnership with the UW Career Center, we offer three panel
discussions focused on jobs in academia: ACADEMIC CAREERS: DIVERSE JOB
OPPORTUNITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. These three free events are designed to
help graduate students and postdocs explore an array of staff and faculty
positions at a variety of higher education institutions.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES
Ever thought about teaching at the community college level or wonder how
working at a community college might be different than working at other
types of educational institutions? Come listen to community college
professors and administrators describe their positions – work environment,
responsibilities, students, and more. They’ll also provide tips on how you
can make yourself marketable for community college jobs.
Panelists will represent – The honor’s program at Highline CC; Spanish
department at South Seattle CC; biology department at Edmonds CC; gender
studies and political science departments at North Seattle CC; and the
dean’s office at North Seattle CC and South Seattle CC.
Mon, April 25
FACULTY CAREERS AT TEACHING FOCUSED UNIVERSITIES
Are you interested in being a professor at a school different than UW -
perhaps a smaller school, a liberal arts school, or an independent school?
Come listen to the experiences of UW alumni who teach at various schools in
the Puget Sound area. Panelists will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of
teaching in various settings and give you tips for making yourself
marketable for faculty careers beyond R-01 schools…and for lecturer roles
at research schools.
Panelists will represent – the science program at UW-Bothell; communications
department at Northwest University; electrical engineering department at
Seattle University; and English department lecturer team at UW.
Wed, April 27
NON-FACULTY POSITIONS IN UNIVERSITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH GRADUATE DEGREES
Want to work in a university but not sure you want a tenure-track faculty
position? Wonder what other kinds of positions in higher education might
make good use of your skills and advanced degree? Come listen to
graduate-degree-holding university staff members describe their jobs.
Panelists will also share tips on how you can make yourself marketable for
interesting higher education staff positions.
Panelists will include – An Assistant Dean in the UW College of Education;
an Editor for UW Press; the Director of Sponsored Research at UW-Tacoma; the
Director for New & International Initiatives at the Center for Workforce
Development; and the Community Relations Manager for UW-Bothell’s
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences graduate programs.
Thurs, April 28
EVENTS COMING UP:
What: Communicating and Collaborating
with Your Research Supervisor***
Presented by: Briana Keller, Thomas Gething, and Rebecca
When: May, TBD
What: Authorship and Data Ownership
Presented by: Elaine Thompson, Professor Emeritus,
Psychosocial & Community Health
When: May 18, 3:30-4:30
Where: South Campus 316R
What: Grant Writing in the Sciences***
Presented by: Sheila Lukehart, Professor, Medicine,
Infectious Diseases & Global Health
When: May 26, 12:30-1:30
*in partnership with the UW libraries
** in partnership with the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs
***in partnership with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the UW Career