Academic Job Search Series

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Upcoming Events

For questions or accessibility needs to participate in the series, please contact the sponsoring Cornell Graduate School offices at: cirtl@cornell.edu or postdocs@cornell.edu

Interviewing and Negotiation for Academic Positions

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • 102 Mann Library
  • Presenters: Yael Levitte, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, and Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies
  • This is a brownbag workshop. Bring your own lunch, and we’ll provide drinks and dessert. RSVPs requested.
  • RSVP for November 13
  • Zoom link for remote participation

Stay tuned for more sessions in 2020!


About the Series

In 2019-2020, we are offering two types of events, both co-sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies and CIRTL at Cornell. Questions? Contact the sponsoring Cornell Graduate School offices at: cirtl@cornell.edu or postdocs@cornell.edu

Academic Job Search Workshops

Interested in learning more about the Academic Job Search process, and the materials you will need to gather for an application? Come to brown bag lunch workshops to learn more through presentations and activities. Remote connection may be possible via Zoom with advance arrangements. RSVPs are requested.

Job Search Discussion Groups

We are gathering a supportive community of peers where you can discuss your experience on the academic job market. Bring questions, problems, and things you’ve always wondered about to these monthly Friday lunch discussions aimed at doctoral students and postdocs. Catered lunch will be provided. RSVPs are required.


Past Events

Presentations and Handouts

Recent Events List

October Academic Job Search Discussion

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Discussion leaders: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies, and Denise DiRienzo, Ed.D., Experiential Program Director
  • 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.

September Academic Job Search Discussion

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Discussion leaders: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies, and Colleen McLinn, Executive Director of CIRTL at Cornell
  • To cap off Postdoc Appreciation Week, we will have a fun and confidential opportunity to get your questions about the job search answered. Graduate students and visiting scholars are also welcome. Lunch provided. RSVP required.

How to Submit Grants at Cornell: A Primer

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenter: Kim Holloway, Associate Director of Research Development, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Archived recording available; slides will be available soon

Designing Your Research Statement Around Undergraduate Research

Note: Correction to information on print flyer

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Presenter: Jeffrey Werner, Associate Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Cortland
  • Archived recording, 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
  • Notes will be available soon

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 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
  • A brownbag panel discussion featuring postdoctoral scholars and graduate students who were offered faculty positions this year.
  • Archived recording available
See also:

Past Series (2018 and earlier)