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Events at the Center 

  • Keeping it Real: “Living on a Graduate Student Budget” - Wednesday, April 8 at 12:00 pm in the Graduate School Conference Room, 2401 Computer Science Building. RSVP:
  • Margaret Price Forum: “Transient Spaces and the Traces They Leave - Practicing Access in Higher Education” - Monday, April 13 at 1:30 pm in Lecture Hall 2, HSC. RSVP:
  • College Teaching & Learning Seminar Series - Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28 at 4-5 pm. Check for specific room locations. Join us for a weekly workshop created for graduate students and postdocs each addressing a new topic related to a faculty career. The April workshops will focus on creating powerful presentations, getting to the essence of your message and review of classroom mapping. All workshops are free to attend, but registration is required. RSVP:
  • Roommate Mixer - Tuesday, April 14 at 5:30 pm in Student Activities Center, Room 302. Brought to you by the Office of Commuter Student Services and Off-Campus Living - meet and mingle with other students looking for housemates off-campus. RSVP:
  • 2015 Faculty & Scholar Awards for Excellence - 750 word letter of support is due to no later than Friday, April 17 at 4:00 pm EST. More information and nomination guidelines:
  • CIE April Social - Wednesday, April 22 at 12:00 pm. Event details are forthcoming. RSVP:
  • Faculty Career Week - Tuesday, April 28 at 9 am - 12 pm, Chalk Talks; Thursday, April 30 at 9-11 am, Interviewing for Faculty Positions; Friday, May 1 at 9-11 am, Negotiations for New Faculty. This series will prepare graduate students and postdocs for the faculty job search process. RSVP: 


Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities 

  • SBU Graduate Career Association (GCA) Open House - Friday, April 3 at 12:00 pm in SAC 305. Graduate school comes with its set of challenges, but finding a job after graduation can be even trickier. If you've been thinking about your post-PhD career, please join the GCA to discuss career development strategies and ideas. GCA is also looking for new members! RSVP:
  • The NASA sponsored international science communicating competition, FameLab, is coming to Stony Brook! If you are an undergraduate, graduate student, post-doc (or received your PhD less than 5 years ago), and can share engaging research topics with lay audiences, you are invited to compete. Stony Brook University will be hosting one of the US regional heats on April 16th and 17th (2015) at the Wang Center. The winner of the regional (and potentially the runner-up) will receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the finals during the spring of 2016 at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington. Additionally, winners of the regional and final competitions are commonly featured in news articles and magazines, and have been offered exciting opportunities associated with NASA and National Geographic. Visit for more information about the competition or to register. Potential applicants should fill out the registration form and be sure to select “Stony Brook, NY” from the regional drop down menu to apply for the SBU regional. Students and post-docs actively doing research in any science related field are encouraged to apply. For answers to specific questions regarding the Stony Brook regional competition, eligibility or suitable science topics, you can email: If you are interested in attending the show (Friday, April 17 at 4:30 pm) to watch the scientists compete, visit event details and to RSVP. 
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grant program supports doctoral dissertation research abroad in area and language studies. The competition is now open with an earlier deadline than usual: APRIL 28, 2015. On-campus deadline: APRIL 21, 2015. Fulbright-Hays DDRA grants have certain language, country and disciplinary competitive preferences. See them here: 2015 Competition Highlights. Eligible graduate students are US citizens and permanent residents advanced to candidacy by the deadline. Graduate students must apply through Stony Brook University, so interested students should contact Kathleen Flint Ehm, the Fulbright Program Advisor, as soon as possible at For more information on the program and how to apply, visit the IREP website. Graduate students and senior undergrads interested in research abroad that is outside these research areas should consider applying for the U.S. Fulbright Student Program (Campus Deadline: Sept 10, 2015).
  • 7th Annual Teaching & Learning Colloquium& Educational Technologies Expo – Friday, April 17 at 8:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A. The keynote speaker, Bryan Alexander, is an educational technology futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. Registration cost is $15 for Stony Brook attendees and $30 for non-SBU attendees. For event details and the registration link, please visit:      
  • Converging Sciences Summit - April 27 at Stony Brook University. The 2015 conference theme is ‘Community Engagement and Population Health’. Full conference includes: light breakfast, box lunch and conference materials. Registration fees: Faculty - $65, Student - $15, Community - $25. Nonrefundable after April 17, 2015. Prior to that date there is a $10 cancellation fee. Scholarships are available, contact: For more information about the conference, visit:
  • Valuing Diversity PhD Scholarships - The American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF), in conjunction with the AMA Academic Council, established a scholarship program in 2003 focused on creating scholarship funds for populations underrepresented in the marketing profession. Applicants must complete the online application found on the AMAF's website by April 30, 2015.  Essays must be in Microsoft Word format; essays should be two-pages, double-spaced, in 12 pt. type (approximately 500 words). Sources mentioned in the essay should be supplied on an additional page and do not count against the two-page maximum. The two letters of recommendation must be received in the AMAF office (located at 311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5800, Chicago, IL 60606) by April 30, 2015. For more information, please visit:
  • TEDxSBU: Stony Brook University's next TEDx event is Friday, November 6, 2015. The theme this year is the "The Master Pieces." If you have an idea worth spreading, consider applying for the TEDxSBU 2015 lineup. It is perfectly alright (and actually encouraged) to nominate yourself, or to nominate someone else. Check with the person you are nominating to make sure they have the event date open on their calendar, and find out if they are even interested in delivering a TEDx talk. A video clip is required as part of the nomination process. You do not have to give your entire TEDx talk in this video. We just need to see your presentation skills in front of a camera. Nominations are open April 1 to September 13, 2015. For more information, please visit:
  • Join the National Postdoctoral Association:  The NPA is pleased to offer the Affiliate Membership to students, postdocs, faculty and employees at NPA Sustaining Member institutions. The Affiliate Membership allows individuals at selected Sustaining Member institutions to enjoy some of the same benefits as NPA Full Members.
  • Join the CIE group on LinkedIn: Looking to get a head start on your job search? Join together with over 300 current and past CIE scholars, alumni and colleagues in higher education. LinkedIn is the main social media site used for sharing job postings, networking events and other professional development opportunities that come across the desks of our CIE staff members.


  Career Opportunities (Including Postdoc)

  • Physics Today - is looking for an Editor-in-Chief. Candidates should have a broad view of the physical sciences, be editorially creative and maintain a strong sense of editorial independence and integrity. Candidates should have a vision for serving a highly diverse and evolving community and a passion for bringing excellent science writing to readers around the world. Essential among many responsibilities is the acquisition of feature articles and shepherding this content through development, submission, peer review, revision, editing, and publication. As the primary “face” of the publication in the community, the EIC must be a regular attendee at various scientific meetings. Candidates should provide a Curriculum Vitae. Physics Today’s mission is to unify the physical science community. Candidates should write a brief essay outlining their ability to enable the magazine to fulfill its mission. A writing and editing test will be given to prospective candidates. A PhD in science with 7–10 years of physics-related work experience is required. A physics degree is preferred. Previous management, editorial, and/or writing experience is highly desirable. The position is based in College Park, MD. Interested candidates should send their CV and their vision statement to Human Resources at: Deadline for submissions is May 8, 2015.
  • National Science Foundation - NSF is seeking candidate(s) for an Environmental Policy Specialist within the Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section (PESH), Division of Polar Programs (PLR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Arlington, VA. Candidates must have a PhD in biology, ecology, or physical sciences plus, after award of the PhD, four or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position; OR a master’s degree in biology, ecology, or physical sciences plus, after award of the master’s degree, six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. Specific requirements and details about this position can be found at: Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, April 10, 2015. 
  • UCLA – is seeking a candidate for a newly established position - Associate Director of Recruitment and Diversity in Bioscience. The candidate must have a PhD in a STEM field and a demonstrable commitment to education and diversity in science—someone with knowledge of current diversity and inclusion concepts and issues in graduate training, a successful record of implementing related initiatives, and the ability to develop relationships and partnerships to build effective programs. Get to know more about UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience at: Visit for a complete description of the position, required and desired qualifications, and application instructions. Applications should include a letter of interest and qualifications, a CV or résumé, and contact information for three professional references.
  • Saint Michael’s College - The Department of Biology at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position for an assistant professor of biology starting August 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the team teaching of introductory biology and to teach upper-level lecture and laboratory courses in Developmental Biology and one of the following organismal fields: Anatomy, Physiology, or Neurobiology, thus enhancing the department’s offerings for students interested in post-graduate opportunities in health care. The successful candidate must maintain a productive scholarship program focusing on research providing opportunities for student involvement. Please note that the Biology Department does not have facilities to maintain live mammals or birds; the successful candidate should have a research program compatible with an undergraduate institution. Please be prepared to submit your cover letter, research statement and CV after clicking on Apply Now button. Specific requirements and details about this position can be found at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
  • Howard University - The Howard University Department of Psychology invites applications for three faculty positions starting in Fall, 2015. All candidates must have a PhD in Psychology by the time of appointment, an active research program, a strong commitment to quality teaching, and the potential to attract, or an established record of attracting, extramural funding. The first and second positions are in Quantitative Psychology. One position is a tenure-track assistant Professor; the other is for an open-rank, tenure-track/ tenured Professor (Assistant, Associate, Full). The third position is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology ideally with a focus on health disparities. Interested candidates should submit via email the following to Dr. Hope M. Hill, the Chair of our Search Committee ( a CV; a letter describing research and teaching interests; representative reprints and/or preprints; and three letters of recommendation. Review of applicants will begin on December 15th and will continue until the positions are filled. Salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and accomplishments.
  • Stevens Institute of Technology - Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for three Biomedical Engineering faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Biomedical Engineering (CCBBME). They are seeking candidates for two tenure track/tenured positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, with a preference for research in any of the following areas: cardiopulmonary mechanics/physiology, biomechanics/kinematics, robotics, neural engineering, imaging, pathophysiological 3D systems, or artificial organs. The third position, a non-tenure track position, is that of Professor of Design in Biomedical Engineering. Interested candidates should submit a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan (TT/T positions only), a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references. Applications may be submitted at The review of applications will begin immediately. For more information, please visit:
  • Syracuse University - Syracuse University seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track Professor of Practice faculty position to begin the 2015-2016 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching of undergraduate courses (2 per semester), coordination of neuroscience undergraduate and graduate courses across departments, participation in academic advising, and service on neuroscience program committees. This is a full-time 8.5-month faculty position. Compensation is nationally competitive. MS or PhD in Neuroscience or related field with PhD preferred. The candidate must have prior teaching experience and a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students. For more details, please visit: Applicants must complete an online application with three attachments: 1) a curriculum vita; 2) a letter of intent (attach to cover letter); 3) a 1-2 page teaching statement (attach to other document) and evaluation(s) of teaching abilities (if available). Submit application and documents at, Job #071484.
  • University of Maine
    • School of Earth and Climate Sciences invites applications for the newly established, endowed Edward Sturgis Grew Professorship in Petrology and Mineralogy. This is a full-time tenure-track position with a focus on igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, and mineralogy. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in the discipline or a closely related field by the date of appointment, a strong research and publication record in their field, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred but not required. The position is an academic year appointment with preferred starting date of September 1, 2015. Materials must be submitted online at: Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015. Please email with questions about the position.
    • Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology seeks a full-time (9 month/academic-year) tenure-track, faculty position with a 50/50 joint appointment in the School of Forest Resources (SFR) and Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology (WFCB).  The faculty appointment for this position is 50% research and 50% teaching. A PhD by date of hire in wildlife ecology, forest ecology, forest management, or closely related field is required.  Strong expertise in forest-wildlife relationships, especially in diverse forests is required.  Degrees, coursework, and experience in both forestry and wildlife is desirable.  A proven track record of conducting high-quality scientific research, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals, is required.  Demonstrated success in field-based and applied wildlife research in forested landscapes also is preferred.  Other measures of potential for success, such as prior success in obtaining funding, college-level instruction, professional presentations, mentoring, and interdisciplinary collaboration are desirable.  A strong interest in supporting the Land Grant University's mission of research, teaching, and service is essential. Specific requirements and details about this position can be found at: Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be sent to Drs. Malcolm Hunter ( or Aaron Weiskittel (, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee.  
  • Binghamton University - The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University has faculty vacancies in the following departments:
    • Bioengineering - Associate Professor / Professor & Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering
    • Computer Science Assistant/Associate Professor (6 Positions)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor, TAE / Smart Energy
    • Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, TAE / Smart Energy & Assistant Professor, Mechanics
    • Systems Science and Industrial Engineering - Assistant Professor - Smart Grids/Operations Research
    • Watson School Dean's Office - Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies & Assistant to the Dean
    • For a full list of vacancies at Binghamton, visit:
  • Ohio State University - The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce open faculty positions for fall 2015. They are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the American professoriate. For a list of positions and details, please visit:
  • University of California, Davis - The College of Biological Sciences invites applications for three full-time positions in the Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) series. Faculty in LPSOE positions are members of the academic senate and are eligible for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), the equivalent of tenure for ladder rank faculty. Applicants may apply to more than one area of focus. For more information and submission, please visit: They are focused on hiring applicants for the following areas:
    • Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB)
    • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG)
    • Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior (NPB)
  • University of Colorado Boulder - The College of Engineering and Applied Science seeks applications for tenure-line faculty in all departments for Fall 2015. They are particularly interested in candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports students of all races, nationalities and genders. Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research and show promise for excellent teaching.  Exceptional candidates in all areas will be given serious consideration. For more information, please visit:
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - UCSF offers a postdoctoral position available for candidates who have research experience in virology, molecular biology, cellular immunology and/or stem cell biology and have a PhD or MD. The research undertaken involves studies of HIV infection with a focus on innate immunity toward development of a therapy or a vaccine and stem cell biology directed at a HIV cure. The position is in the UCSF Laboratory for Tumor and AIDS Virus Research. Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Jay A. Levy, MD at
  • Stanford University 
    • Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery seeks a postdoctoral candidate to study the molecular and electrophysiological properties of type I spiral ganglion neurons in the developing mouse cochlea. The project involves mouse genetics, electrophysiological recordings from dissociated neurons, transcriptome analysis and microscopic imaging, among other methods. Candidates should have a recent PhD or will complete their degree in the next months. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. Applicants who contribute to diversity, broadly defined, are encouraged to apply. Send a CV as well as a brief statement why you would be a good fit for this project to Dr. Mirna Mustapha:
    • Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery seeks a postdoctoral candidate to study the synapse formation and maturation in the developing mouse cochlea. The project involves mouse genetics, single cell transcriptomics, computational analysis of transcriptome data, and microscopic imaging, among other methods. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. Applicants who contribute to diversity, broadly defined, are encouraged to apply. Send a CV as well as a brief statement why you would be a good fit for this project to Dr. Mirna Mustapha:


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