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This job ad from Katherine Hayhoe, amazing climate scientist and one of my favorite Twitter people, is EXACTLY the sort of career opportunity that we need to see more of. The realities of our world are that many of us need or wish we had more flexible jobs – in terms of hours, location, and…

In print at last

Look what showed up in my most recent issue of the NWSA Journal (NWSA=National Women’s Studies Association)? I’m in print! W00T! This co-authored paper is in the current issue, which is a special issue on “Inclusive Science” that came out of this conference last summer. I’m pleased to be in the same lineup with Cindy…

On-Ramps to Academia

Are you a person in industry who is thinking about a transfer into academia? This ADVANCE-sponsored program might be something you’re interested in: Our first annual On-Ramps into Academia Workshop will take place this October 18-20th, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. The purpose of this workshop is to assist women currently working in industry to transition…

A couple of weeks ago, I “attended” a webinar hosted by WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network) on their recently unveiled Knowledge Center. I had never participated in a webinar — I called up a conference call phone number, and logged into a website, and saw what the presenters had on their computers. Different presenters…

Going paperless in academia?

A reader recently sent in the following question: Hi Ladies – I’ve been reading your blog for most of my graduate career, and am currently beginning my first post-doc position. I’ve got a question for your readers, and I’m dying to know if anyone’s really come up with a good solution for it. How can…

Whew, we’ve survived the first week of school. Only 1 week in, and I’m already overwhelmed: 25 things on my Omnifocus list of things to do, and one of them, due Wednesday, is “revise paper.” Yikes. No wonder I’m blogging first. I decided during our road trip that I was giving short shrift in my…

Work with fab Pat Campbell!

A missive from FairerScience blog guru Pat Campbell: Want a job? This is not a title you see much in this economy; but we and our partners at Northwestern have two job openings: Social Science Research Associate (5 years). and Social Scientist Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow (2 years). I am so excited about this study– we…

Sunday meeting with myself

As usual, I find myself at the beginning of a semester trying to figure out how to balance my life a bit more better, and perhaps contradictorily, how I can structure my days better to be able to find time to recharge.

The ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change received an award from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to hold professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The first workshop will be held October 18-20, 2009 in Seattle. A recent…

Another letter from my inbox: Dear Sciencewoman, I am a mom of 3 just starting my own lab. I have been thinking hard about how to recruit good postdoc talent despite the fact that I have no track record as an independent investigator. And then I remembered an article about an organization to help mentors…