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University of Southern California

Center for Excellence in Research Workshop


How to Prepare for an Academic Position: A Workshop for Postdocs
Presented by Prof. Maja Matari with a panel of distinguished USC faculty: Prof. Stephan Haas (Dornsife), Prof. Mike Nichol (Pharmacy), and Prof. Andrea Hodge (Viterbi) This workshop will serve as a mentoring opportunity for academically- bound postdoctoral students/researchers/fellows in the sciences. The panel will cover topics including: how to best spend one's postdoc time, assemble a research statement, teaching statement, acquire and prepare reference letter writers, apply for academic jobs, prepare for an academic job interview, follow up the interview, and select a position. The workshop will be presented by the panel of distinguished faculty members with track records of both successful research and student/postdoc training; they include expertise from the sciences, engineering, and pharmacy. The faculty panel will present their broad and diverse insights and advice, and take turns asking and answering "stumper" interview questions. Ample time will be reserved for audience questions, answers, and examples.

R E G I S T E R T O D A Y

RSVP at usccer@usc.edu University Park Campus Ming Hsieh Board Room RTH 526 Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 2:30 PM 4:30 PM