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Career Development

Writing at the Intersections: Crafting a Diversity Statement

In their efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, universities and employers are increasingly requiring prospective postdocs, fellows and employees to include a diversity statement in their application materials. This workshop will show you how to approach the diversity statement as a story about the intersections at which you stand and how those intersections inform your scholarship and teaching.

University Non-Faculty Leadership Roles

This panel will highlight PhD-holders who are leaders at Stanford but are not faculty members. These panelists will discuss their career paths and their roles, as well as offering advice for those who are interested in "alt-ac" or non-faculty academic careers.

Panelist: Dr. Elizabeth Ponder, Executive Director Stanford Chem-H
Panelist: Dr. Ayodele Thomas, Vice President for DEIB, Stanford
Panelist: Dr. Jeffrey Schwegman, Assistant Dean of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford

Designing Your Postdoc

Your postdoc training is more than just research! Apply design thinking to the wicked problem of a comprehensive postdoctoral training plan and make a bold plan that amplifies your interests and values as you transition to your career of choice. The work we do together will support new perspectives, identify mentoring needs, and ensure that your individual development plan is thoughtful and balanced.

Note: there is approximately an hour of required prework for this session. You will receive details for the prework upon registration.

Designing Your Postdoc

Your postdoc training is more than just research! Apply design thinking to the wicked problem of a comprehensive postdoctoral training plan and make a bold plan that amplifies your interests and values as you transition to your career of choice. The work we do together will support new perspectives, identify mentoring needs, and ensure that your individual development plan is thoughtful and balanced.

Note: there is approximately an hour of required prework for this session. You will receive details for the prework upon registration.

Starting Up Your Lab

Dr. Jody Puglisi, Professor of Structural Biology

Starting up your first lab can be an overwhelming project. This lecture focuses on equipment, space and other resources included in startup packages, setting up your laboratory, recruitment, preparing for your first grant submission and budgeting.

**PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME out of respect for the speaker.**

Obtaining and Negotiating a Faculty Position

Dr. John Boothroyd, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

This lecture examines the key requirements for a successful faculty job search, with detailed information about: finding faculty openings, application package contents, CV preparation, writing the research and teaching interest statements, considerations for each stage of the interview process, professional follow-up communications, what to include in the resources request and tips on negotiating salary and benefits.

**PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME out of respect for the speaker.**

Faculty Job Negotiation: Stanford Postdoc Alumni Panel

Tuesday, February 22, 12:00pm-1:30pm PT/ 3:00pm-4:30pm ET, via Zoom

Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for this negotiation panel, featuring former Stanford postdocs now working as tenure track faculty. Learn how each person navigated negotiating their job offer and what they wish they had known prior to negotiating.

Moderated by Ravenn Gethers, Assistant Director of Training and Diversity, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Stanford University.

Panelists:

The Art of Negotiation

Wednesday, March 2, 9:00am-12:00pm PT/ 12:00pm-3:00pm ET, via Zoom

This lecture will examine critical negotiation theory involving how to move from an adversarial, “fixed pie” orientation to a more collaborative and creative orientation. We will discuss how to probe beneath surface positions, demands and strategies to discover the underlying needs and motivators of the people involved in a challenging conversation. We will also analyze how to analyze potential negotiated agreements in terms of other alternatives.

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