A regularly updated list of external seminar announcements, events, job announcements, etc. relevant to U-M EEB graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Check often!
EEB courses and seminars of interest
Postdocs might want to sit in on some of these upper level classes: 400 and 500 level courses
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National Postdoctoral Association
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NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. For FY 2015 and beyond, these BIO programs are:
(1) Broadening Participation of Groups Under-represented in Biology
(2) Research Using Biological Collections
(3) National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Ford Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on their website.
The University of Michigan will host a workshop, NextProf Science, from May 26-29, 2015 that is designed to encourage talented scientists with a demonstrated commitment to diversity to consider academia as a career.
Targeted at very advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, the workshop is aimed at helping participants develop strategies that will strengthen their ability to pursue academic careers.
Travel, lodging and meals will be provided for those selected to participate. Deadline for submission of all application materials is February 28, 2015. Learn more.
Postdoctoral Short Course on College Teaching in Science and Engineering
Applications for participation are due in August, watch for this opportunity this year.
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and Rackham Graduate School seek applicants for the Postdoctoral Short-Course on College Teaching in Science and Engineering. The purpose of this short-course is to prepare a select group of 32 advanced postdoctoral scholars from a variety of disciplines in the sciences and engineering to teach effectively as future faculty members. The short-course consists of seven three-hour seminars. Each of the seven seminars will follow a similar format, emphasizing advanced preparation so that time in sessions may be devoted to active learning and reflection.
The seven-week short-course will meet on Mondays, 9 a.m. – noon, March 11 through April 22, 2013. Apply here.
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Preparing Future Faculty Seminar
Co-sponsored by Rackham and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). A light lunch will be provided. Rackham and CRLT will cover all costs, including all materials for participants (verify not just students). The seminar has received outstanding reviews from participants every year and has garnered national attention as a model for preparing future faculty. For further information, please visit the PFF website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-615-9263.
The seminar's three main objectives:
- To inform graduate students and postdoctoral fellow about the aspects of higher education most relevant to the lives of future faculty members, e.g., differences in culture and expectations among types of colleges and universities, the nature of today's students, tenure and faculty work life.
- To discuss and reflect upon a number of pedagogical topics and to apply them to one's teaching, e.g., the research on teaching and learning, the principles of course design, multicultural teaching, and instructional technology
- To help prepare graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to obtain jobs and to make successful transitions to junior faculty positions.