Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Workshop: Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position
For the last few years I have been involved with Rice's ADVANCE program, a NSF-supported initiative designed particularly to increase the number of women faculty members in the sciences and engineering. This FSP recent post reminded me that now is the right time to advertise ADVANCE's upcoming workshop on negotiating the ideal faculty position, and this blog is one way to reach a wide audience. Potential participants need to apply, since space is limited. (Last year there were 1100 applications and 65 slots.) View this as a way to practice a job talk in a friendly, constructively critical environment, and to discuss issues that come up in the faculty job hunt (e.g., how the process works; picking letter-writers; lab space + startup packages). This is a way to talk to knowledgeable people in yours and related areas who are not your mentors or direct potential employers.
Posted by Douglas Natelson at 8:50 AM