Academic Career Series 2019, March 4-26

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Designed for PhD’s, Academic Career Series 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, workshops and to view job postings go to myFuture . You have access to our services for up to one year after graduation. Use us, we want to be useful.

 

Academic Career Series 2019 Roster:

Building your Teaching Portfolio Workshop Monday, March 4 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Research Commons, Room A, McLennan Library
Strategies for Successful Thesis Defense Panel

Monday, March 11 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Education Bldg. Room 624

Getting What you Want: The Art of Negotiation Monday, March 18 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm | 5001
Women in Academia Panel

Thursday, March 21 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Brown 5001

[Mac] Academic Interview and Job Talk Panel

Monday, March 25 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Mac Campus Macdonald Stewart Faculty Lounge - MS2-022
The Academic Interview and Job Talk Panel

Tuesday, March 26 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Brown 5001

 

Building your Teaching Portfolio Workshop
Monday, March 4 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Research Commons, Room A, McLennan Library

This workshop will provide an introduction to the design and preparation of a teaching portfolio. In particular, we will address how to document the diverse elements of your teaching and effectively communicate your pedagogical skills to academic hiring committees. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify content appropriate for inclusion in a teaching portfolio • Select content for your teaching portfolio that demonstrates the breadth and depth of your teaching experience for a specific audience

SPEAKER:

Armin Yazdani (PhD candidate, Integrated Program in Neuroscience)


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Strategies for Successful Thesis Defense Panel
Monday, March 11 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Education Bldg. Room 624

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:

  • Shawn Robbins, PhD. (Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy)
  • Anne Kietzig, PhD. (Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering) (to be confirmed)
  • Daniel Webster Pratt, PhD. (Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
  • Kimiz Dalkir, PhD. (Associate Professor, Director of School of Information Studies)
  • Moderator: Vivienne Tam (PhD candidate, Materials Engineering)

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Getting What you Want: The Art of Negotiation
Monday, March 18 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm | 5001

Often, once an individual receives a coveted job offer, the hard work really starts. Negotiating the tenets of a job contract can be a stressful and daunting experience. There are a number of reasons that people are unsuccessful in negotiations or even fail to negotiate. In this presentation, I will use an interactive format to give attendees a head start when faced with job negotiations. The focus will be on learning some basic concepts in negotiation as well as how to overcome some of the barriers to successful negotiations.

SPEAKER:

  • Jay Hewlin, Esq., J.D. (Faculty Lecturer, Desautels School of Management)

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Women in Academia Panel
Thursday, March 21 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Brown 5001

This panel will focus on the academic career paths of 3-4 women in academia/research. The panelists will share their own career trajectories including challenges and successes, and they will also speak more broadly about working in academia, including tips for navigating a competitive and male-dominated field, how to respond to illegal questions during the interview process, and how to navigate sensitive issues in academic hiring.

PANELISTS:

  • Kira Smith (MA candidate, Education)
  • Mindy Carter, PhD. (Assistant Professor, Integrated Studies of Education)
  • Patricia Hewlin, PhD. (Associate Professor, Desautels School of Management)
  • Moderator: Saima Ahmed (PhD candidate, Experimental Medicine)

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[Mac] Academic Interview and Job Talk Panel
Monday, March 25 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Mac Campus Macdonald Stewart Faculty Lounge – MS2-022

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:

  • Niladri Basu, PhD. (Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Science)
  • Valerie Orsat, PhD. (Professor, Bioresource Engineering)
  • Jennifer Ronholm, PhD. (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

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The Academic Interview and Job Talk Panel
Tuesday, March 26 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am | 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:

  • Alex Tipei, PhD. (Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History)
  • Nicholas King, PhD. (Associate Professor, Epidemiology/biomedical ethics)
  • Moderator: Filipa Pajevic (PhD Candidate, Urban Planning, Policy, and Design)

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We are committed to making our events as accessible and barrier-free as possible. Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs or require accommodations to participate by contacting careers.caps [at] mcgill.ca or 514 398 3304 ext 0321.

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