Preparing for Postdocs in the Social Sciences and Humanities
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Academic Job Search Series
Join a panel discussion featuring Duke Ph.D. alumni currently in postdoctoral roles to gain insights on navigating the application process for these positions, as well as making the most of your time in a postdoc. Panelists: Laura Bellows, PhD '19 (Public Policy), Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Postdoctoral Fellow, EdPolicyWorks, University of Virginia Meggan Farish Cashwell, PhD '19 (History), Postdoctoral Research Associate in Legal History, School of Law, University of Virginia Samuel Bagg, Ph.D.'17 (Political Science), Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College and Departmental Lecturer, Politics and International Relation, Oxford University We will address the questions below to start the conversation. Attendees can share additional questions for the panelists through the registration process. 1. Can you tell us about your current position and what is expected of you as a postdoc? (e.g., teaching, presentations, mentoring/advising students, etc.) 2. What advice would you offer to current grad students for crafting their application materials for postdoc positions? How do these materials differ from applications for faculty positions? 3. Why did you pursue a postdoc? How do you see this experience fitting into your professional trajectory? 4. What's one piece of advice you'd share for making the most of a postdoc experience?
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