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Events at the Center 

  • "Keep Calm & Write On" Summer Writing Boot Camp - Fridays, July 3, 17, 24, 31 at 8-11 am. Please note: NO session will be held on July 10. A light breakfast will be provided and you will have access to a Wi-Fi network, printer and copier. Writing support will be available by request only. RSVP:
  • Research Café - Wednesday, July 8 at 1-2:30 pm. Celest Uche Okoli, PhD Candidate in Materials Science & Engineering, to present ‘Doped carbon nanotube as electrode material for energy conversion and storage systems’. Lunch will be served. RSVP:
  • CIE 4-day Writing Retreat - July 20-24 at the SBU Southampton campus. Take advantage of the opportunity to go “away” for focused writing time to work on your dissertation, manuscript, proposal or fellowship applications. There is a $300 cost that will be waived for eligible CIE Scholars, but space is extremely limited. For more details about the retreat and to register, please visit:
  • Speaker Series with Susan Kauzlarich, PhDWednesday, July 22 at 12:00 pm. Dr. Kauzlarich is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California-Davis. She is a world-renowned expert on Zintl phases and the synthesis and characterization of Silicon and Germanium nanoparticles, with interests ranging from magnetic resonance imaging to structure-property correlations. Dr. Kauzlarich has been recognized in many ways for her outstanding mentoring of students, including receiving from President Obama the 2008 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring. RSVP:
Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities 
  • CBE – Life Sciences Education (LSE; will publish a special issue in 2016 on broadening participation in the life sciences. This includes aspects of difference such as race/ethnicity, gender, ability status, nationality, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and gender identity, socioeconomic background (including first-generation college students), and their intersections. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit a brief abstract (250 words or less) to the guest editors for this special issue, Pat Marsteller ( and Kenneth Gibbs (, by September 1, 2015. Abstracts will be reviewed by the editors in consultation with Erin Dolan, editor-in-chief of LSE (, to determine fit with the theme and to ensure that a range of topics and perspectives are represented in the issue. Manuscripts submitted by January 15, 2016, will be guaranteed full consideration. More details about topics that fit this issue can be found at:
  • 22nd Annual ACMRS Interdisciplinary Conference: “Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance” - February 4-6, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ. ACMRS invites session and paper proposals that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance for its annual interdisciplinary conference. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight, MST on December 4, 2015. Responses will be given within a week of submission. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV to Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests may not be accommodated. Questions? Call 480-965-5900 or email
  • The College of New Rochelle is requesting proposals for the Third Annual Imaginations, Inquiry and Innovation Institute (I-4), STEAM Toward Equity, on October 3, 2015 in New Rochelle, NY. Proposals are due on June 30, 2015 and can be submitted to Proposals should answer these key questions: How does STEAM promote equity?; How can imagination, innovation, inquiry and aesthetic approaches support STEAM initiatives?; How do innovative and new thinking practices of STEAM inform varied fields and disciplines? More information can be found at:
  • 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.

   Career Opportunities (Including Postdoc)

  • Columbia University - The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Lamont Assistant Research Professor position in Quaternary climate science. The successful candidate will have developed an innovative, externally funded research program in Quaternary climate studies that includes fieldwork and laboratory analysis. Candidates with experience in the application of isotopic tools and cosmogenic surface dating techniques to investigate the expansion and retreat of ice sheets and glaciers are particularly encouraged. Field experience and an understanding of glacial geology will be important qualifications. Candidates must have completed their PhD in a related field by the time of appointment. Candidates with 2-3 years postdoctoral experience in a related field will be preferred. Interested candidates should provide a CV, list of publications, statement of research interests, list of funded projects and pending proposals, statement of science education and outreach interests if applicable, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Applications should be submitted online at: by July 19, 2015.
  • Pepperdine’s Seaver College - seeks applicants with a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, math education or other related mathematical disciplines for a one year position. There will be a 4/4 teaching load, but does not carry any research or service responsibilities. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching and mentoring. As teaching is our foremost emphasis at (, candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Candidates should have the background and ability to teach a broad range of introductory mathematics courses, including courses for business and science majors. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, teaching statement and a statement that discusses support for the Christian mission of Pepperdine to Timothy Lucas (, 310-506-4479). We will begin reviewing applications as they arrive and continue to consider applications until the position is filled.
  • NETL uses a pool-based application process to identify and select interns and postgraduate researchers. This process allows for multiple hiring managers to review your application, in turn granting you a larger selection committee. However, there are times when NETL will post for immediate job openings. Visit to review and apply for available positions.
  • Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) - is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to help develop novel and innovative applications for a variety of diverse projects, with a focus on synthesis of radiation-resistant polymers. Tasks will include working with various organic compounds, analyzing and testing polymer samples, sample preparation & characterization, data analysis, experimental planning, customer interaction & report and manuscript preparation. Qualifications include: A recent (received within the last 5 years), PhD degree in a relevant subject; experience with organic materials, polymers, nanomaterials, and/or surfactants, especially in the area of organic or organo-metallic chemistry/materials including polymerization, synthesis, characterization, materials applications, and product development; and a strong background in optical, structural and physical characterization methods, such as magnetism, spectroscopy, modeling and nuclear detection. To apply, go to, make an account, and enter the reference code SRNL15-04-ESD to find the position posting. You can also visit us on our website at To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) – is seeking motivated post-graduates (MS and/or PhD) interested in researching as part of the geologic and environmental sciences focus area research team at NETL who have experience and capability to develop laboratory experiments evaluating water-rock interactions under CO2 storage and groundwater conditions. For more details about the Post-Graduate, Geological & Environmental Sciences, Groundwater Impacts position, visit: If you have additional questions, please contact Nancy Andres, Nancy.Andres@NETL.DOE.GOV, who is the NETL ORISE program contact. 
  • 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.
  • 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 - has faculty vacancies in various departments. For a full list, visit:
  • University of Maine - 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. 
  • 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 Colorado, Colorado Springs - The College of Engineering and Applied Science Online Graduate Programs seeks an Instructor to teach online graduate courses within the Master of Engineering (ME) degree programs in Space Operations (MESO) and Systems Engineering (MESyE), including the capstone course in the MESO program. Additional responsibilities include academic oversight for the MESO program. The instructor will review and recommend modifications and enhancements to the curriculum, maintain comprehensive assessments of the MESO program, and review the performance of adjunct lecturers. Applicants should have a commitment to excellence in teaching and experience in working with graduate level students in a distance education environment. This position will work from the UCCS campus. For more information, please visit:
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