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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…

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…

Time to move hairy Ethan off the top of the page. Fortunately, there’s a couple of great questions from readers qued up in my email account. And maybe by the time they get posted, I’ll be ready to get back to my course design series. First up, loyal commenter GymLabRab wonders how to mentor a…

The perils of PhDs

ScienceGrandma pointed me to this recent article in the Wall Street Journal. It’s titled “So You Want to Be a Professor?” but I think it should have been called “The Perils of a Ph.D.” The article begins by citing some examples of graduate schools that are reducing admissions of PhD applicants for next year, in…

Two recent announcements caught my eye and I thought they might be of interest to some of you. Plus, I’m always pleased to see universities taking seriously the issues career development and training future faculty. Opportunity 1: Washington State University Summer Doctoral Fellows Program Opportunity 2: Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program…

I’ve been to another workshop presented by the same group and I highly recommend them. Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows July 16-July 19, 2009 University of Nevada, Las Vegas Application DEADLINE is March 18, 2009 http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/careerprep09/index.html Preference will be given to those entering or…