Professional Development



Spring 2016 - Postdoctoral Professional Development Series

Planning Your Career  - Faculty Positions and Industry Careers

A workshop series for postdoctoral associates and doctoral students exploring careers in academia and industry offered during the Spring term 2016.This program provides a significant opportunity for you to engage in a wide-ranging discussion about preparing for faculty position searches, developing a research program, and issues surrounding commercialization and careers in industry research. All SEAS postdoctoral associates and senior-level graduate students are encouraged to attend.

Location:  Wu and Chen Auditorium

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM (a brief reception/social follows)


January 29 (COMPLETED)
Faculty of the Future - Part 1:
Kathleen Stebe (Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation and Goodwin Professor) leads this workshop and hosts a faculty panel on the theme of the joy of being a faculty member and thoughts on how to develop a research program. (Registration link below)

February 19 (COMPLETED)
Faculty of the Future - Part 2:
Kostas Daniilidis (Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education)leads a workshop and hosts a faculty panel focusing on how to apply for faculty positions, the structure of faculty applications, and the interview process. (Registration link below)

March 25: (COMPLETED)
Commercialization and How to Pursue a Career in Industry:
Jeffrey Babin (Associate Practice Professor and Associate Director, Engineering Entrepreneurship.) Industry may provide an important career alternative to traditional academic faculty positions. This workshop presents key elements of technology commercialization and the skills and capabilities required to succeed in industry. We will discuss how to best position oneself to investigate, pursue and capitalize on opportunities in industry. (Registration link below)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

April 15  (12:00 - 4:30 PM) (COMPLETED)

RCR training is mandated for graduate students and postdoctoral associates funded by National Institutes of Health training grants as well as those funded by the National Science Foundation.  This one-day workshop will satisfy the federal RCR requirement and covers issues ranging from research misconduct, data acquisition and ownership to mentor relationships and conflicts of interests.

Please note: Graduate sudents must also complete an online module to satisfy EAS 900 requirements. (Registration link below)


If you have questions, contact Jim McGonigle. To REGISTER, please click here >>