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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.**

Pedagogy Journal Club: Enhancing Students Sense of Belonging in the Classroom

Required Readings:

Clements, T. P., Friedman, K. L., Johnson, H. J., Meier, C. J., Watkins, J., Brockman, A. J., & Brame, C. J. (2022). "It made me feel like a bigger part of the STEM community": Incorporation of Learning Assistants Enhances Students’ Sense of Belonging in a Large Introductory Biology Course. CBE - Life Sciences Education,21(2). DOI: 10.1187/cbe.21-09-0287 -- LINK

Recommended Readings:

Postdoc Popsicles with OPA

Tuesday, March 1, 2:00pm-4:00pm, MSOB Courtyard

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is hosting The Pop Nation gourmet popsicles for postdocs working on campus.

Stop by for a hand crafted, gourmet ice pop, made with real fresh fruit! All flavors are 100% vegan and gluten free!

Popsicles will be provided until supplies run out – we recommend stopping by on the earlier side if you can!


COVID Safety notes:

Pedagogy Journal Club: Formative Versus Summative Assessments in Higher Education: Does it Promote Student Motivation and Learning?

Required Readings:

Hernández, R. (2012). Does continuous assessment in higher education support student learning? High Education,64; pp. 489–502. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-012-9506-7 -- LINK

Knight, P. T. (2002). Summative Assessment in Higher Education: Practices in disarray. Studies in Higher Education,27(3); pp. 275-286. DOI: 10.1080/03075070220000662 -- LINK

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.


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