Academic Career Week 2017

Event

Brown Student Services 3600 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G3, CA

Designed for PhD’s, Academic Career Week will provide a series of panels and presentations addressing key elements of the doctoral process and the academic job search. Faculty will present on defending, academic applications and the interview.   To register for all events and workshops and to view job postings go to myFuture.

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Academic Career Week 2017 Roster:

Strategies for a Successful Thesis Defence

Monday, March 27 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Brown 5001

The Academic Interview & The Job Talk

Tuesday, March 28 | 12:30pm – 2:00 pm | Brown 5001

(MAC) The Academic Interview & The Job Talk

Tuesday, March 28 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Mac Campus Faculty Lounge

How to Get Your Research Out

Wednesday, March 29 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 | Brown 5001 

Collaboration & The Dissertation: Getting the Most Out of Your Supervisor

Wednesday, March 29 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Brown 5001

The Academic Dossier: Teaching & Research Statements

Thursday, March 30 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Brown 3001

Negotiating Your Job Offer

Thursday, March 30 |  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Brown 5001

The Academic CV & Cover Letter Presentation

Friday, March 31, 2017 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Brown 5001    


[to view the speakers at this event and their bios, click here]


Strategies for a Successful Thesis Defence

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm - Brown 5001

You managed to write that thesis and now it boils down to your oral defense. Find out how to impress your committee, avoid common pitfalls and enjoy your moment of glory!

PANELISTS: 

Dr. Lydia White, Professor, Linguistics

Dr. Shawn Robbins, Assistant Professor, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy

Bernard Robaire, PhD, FRSC
James McGill Professor
Departments of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Srikar Vengallatore, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


The Academic Interview & The Job Talk
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Brown 5001

Hear what faculty have to say about the academic job market, get tips on the application process, how to best position yourself to get interviews and job offers, and what to do if your luck is running out. The format will be brief presentations followed by a Q & A.

PANELISTS:

Dr. Doreen Starke-Meyerring, Associate Professor, DISE

Dr. Brian Lewis, Professor of History, Department of History & Classical Studies

Dr. Irah King, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology

Anne-Marie Kietzig, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering


(MAC) The Academic Interview & The Job Talk
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30 am – 1:00 pm - Macdonald Campus, Faculty Lounge

Hear what faculty have to say about the academic job market, get tips on the application process, how to best position yourself to get interviews and job offers, and what to do if your luck is running out. The format will be brief presentations followed by a Q & A.

PANELISTS:

Dr. Niladri (Nil) Basu, PhD
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, (CRC) in Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Natural Resource Sciences | School of Dietetics and Human, Nutrition McGill University Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental

Dr. Jennifer Ronholm
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences


Dr. Valerie Orsat, Ph.D., Ing., Associate Professor and Chair, McGill University, Department of Bioresource Engineering


How to Get Your Research Out
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm - Brown 5001

Finding ways to disseminate your research is one of the most important steps you can take to position yourself for an academic career. Publishing in academic journals and delivering conference presentations are two longstanding and important ways of sharing your research, but less traditional approaches are also growing in importance. This panel will share insights on some of the varied methods academics use to share their research and provide advice on ways graduate students can start to develop a public research profile.

PANELISTS:

Professor Andrew Hendry, Department of Biology and Redpath Museum

Professor Brian Cowan, Department of History

Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Canada Research Chair in Policies and Health Inequalities, President, RC15 Sociology of Health, International Sociological Association, Director, International Research Infrastructure on Social inequalities in health (IRIS), Associate Professor, McGill University

MODERATOR:

Falisha Karpati


Collaboration & The Dissertation: Getting the Most Out of Your Supervisor
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Brown 5001 

Learn ways to manage one of your most significant relationships in graduate school and beyond. Learn how to clarify your own responsibilities and those of your supervisor – have a constructive interaction with your mentor and minimize conflicts –present your ideas to an individual or a team for the best outcome –manage the interaction as it matures over the course of graduate studies and carries forward as you become colleagues. This format will be brief presentations by panelists followed by Q & A.

PANELISTS:

Jean-Jacques Lebrun (Director)
Full Professor of Medicine, Cancer Research Program, McGill University Health Center
Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, McGill University

Lisa Travis, Professor, Department of Linguistics


The Academic Dossier: Teaching & Research Statements
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm - Brown Room 3001 

Applications for academic positions may involve many additional components beyond the traditional CV and cover letter. It can be difficult to know how to use these materials strategically, or even know what to include. This workshop will prepare applicants to understand how hiring committees use these documents and develop techniques for highlighting their potential as teachers and researchers.

PRESENTER:

Danielle Barkley, PhD., Career Advisor, Career Planning Service


Negotiating Your Job Offer
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Brown 5001

Congratulations, you’ve been offered an academic position! Should you ask for more? How do you negotiate your contract? Let’s talk about negotiation fears, myths, and action plans.   

PRESENTER:

Niem Huynh, PhD., Manager, Graduate Student Recruitment, Enrolment Services, Concordia University


The Academic CV & Cover Letter Presentation
Friday, March 31, 2017 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am - Brown 5001       

The academic CV and cover letter are essential documents for positioning yourself as a strong job candidate. They give you the opportunity to both highlight your achievements as a scholar and show why you are a good fit with the institution you are applying to. This workshop will be co-hosted by the Career Planning Service, and the McGill Writing Centre in order to provide you with strategies and advice on how to make the most of your academic job application.

PRESENTERS:

Dr. Yvonne Hung, Graduate Program Coordinator, McGill Writing Centre

Danielle Barkley, PhD, Career Advisor, Career Planning Service


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