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Washington State University Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in History

Deadline: February 20

Length: 2 years

Comments: To “teach the university’s core undergraduate course, “The Roots of Contemporary Issues”… a history course that helps students make sense of our increasingly complex world by focusing on the deep historical roots of present-day issues in global perspective.” “Candidates should also demonstrate an ability to engage students in discussions on race, … 13 more words

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Future of Visiting Fellowship postdoc program in doubt

I was slightly alarmed to see this post indicating that NSERC’s Visiting Fellowship in Government Labs (VF) program had come to an end.  This is (was?) a program administered by NSERC whereby postdocs were placed in Canadian federal research labs for up to 3 years.   354 more words

Indiana University Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociolegal Studies

Deadline: February 6

Length: 10-12 months

Comments: “The Center invites applications from scholars of law, the humanities, or social sciences working in the field of sociolegal studies.  48 more words

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Indiana University Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociolegal Studies

Deadline: February 6

Length: 10-12 months

Comments: “The Center invites applications from scholars of law, the humanities, or social sciences working in the field of sociolegal studies.  48 more words

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Is the government letting the Visiting Fellow program lapse? UPDATE- no, but reviewing it?

I recently received a shocking and disturbing e-mail from someone who came across this site. The gist of the e-mail is that this person was going through the Visiting Fellowship application process with NSERC to work in a government lab, but was recently informed by NSERC that: 567 more words

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[Sciences] The National Academies call for a postdoc overhaul

It is not because I am now a faculty member that I do not care about the fate of my former postdoc fellows. Instead, I try to bring awareness and mentoring to my grads and postdoc in my institute about their professional careers and to take their career as importantly as their bench work. 2,555 more words

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How do we gauge scientific productivity?

Last week, I was fortunate enough to have lunch with the scientific director of intramural research at NHLBI, Dr. Robert Balaban.  At one point, he asked our group of about 10-15 postdocs and postbacs to raise our hands if we wanted to continue on the academic track… and I was shocked to see that only ONE person in our group raised their hand. 584 more words

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