The Academic Career Development Committee provides opportunities for postdocs pursuing a career in academia. This mission is realized by organizing numerous events throughout the year that include:
Chair: James Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org
See the home page for upcoming events.
A faculty packet workshop is currently being developed and will run next term.
OPA hosted Elizabeth Etherington, Research Program Administrator from the College of Agricultural Sciences for an interactive discussion on what it takes to prepare and submit a competitive grant application package. Tips on where to find funding opportunities, how to navigate the process (both with the institution and with the sponsoring agencies), budget development, and successful collaboration.
At our most recent professional development seminar, Amanda Fisher talked about how to broaden the reach of your research through outreach opportunities. Amanda is the Senior Science Communication Specialist at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and made a case for increased science communication (beyond satisfying NSF requirements!) and provided an overview of the tools and opportunities available to make meaningful connections with the public. She also discussed a number of ways researchers can get more involved, including through OMSI’s Science Communication Fellowship, a program that prepares STEM professionals to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences through trainings that are fun, interactive, and relevant.
For more information and register, visit: omsi.edu/science-communication-services
The OPA held a short series of panel sessions that addressed the various challenges academics face at different stages of their career. Assistant and associate professors engaged in discussion about the transition from a post doc to faculty position and offered advice on how to make it easier.
April 19: Dr. Carolee Bull will discuss about How To Be Your Own Best Mentor on May 11, 9 am to noon in Memorial Union Room 206.
April 19: Liz Etherington will discuss about Grant Writing Procedures for Postdocs at LPSC Rm 402 at 12 - 1 PM.
February 1: Dr. Chris Hagan will discuss about Mentoring Postdocs from My Perspective at KEC Rm 1005 at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.