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Events at the Center 

  • Faculty Career Week: “Negotiations” - Friday, May 1 at 9-11 am. Distinguished speakers, Drs. Julia Bear, Robert (Bob) Haltiwanger and Eduardo Mendieta, will address all facets of the new faculty negotiation process. The influence of gender on negotiation outcomes will also be explored. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am. RSVP: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cie/events/FacultyWeek
  • The Practical Professional Series: “Planning Your Path to a Satisfying Career” - Thursday, May 7 at 1-2:30 pm in the Wang Center 201. This guided workshop will help graduate students and postdocs develop strategies for professional growth by: Learning strategies to explore a range of careers; Identifying interests and skills relevant to their career goals; Developing an action plan to strengthen skills and pursue their ideal career; and Preparing or expanding their Individual Development Plan. RSVP: http://ow.ly/BSZmo
  • Research Café - Wednesday, May 13 at 12:30 pm. Vanessa Lynn, PhD candidate in Sociology, will present her talk, ‘Collective memories of the War on Drugs in NYC: Toward a discourse of responsibility and victimhood’. Lunch will be provided. RSVP: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cie/researchcafe.html

 

Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities 

  • 2015 SACNAS CONFERENCE - October 29-31, 2015 in Washington, DC. SACNAS is a cross-discipline conference, so it is a fantastic opportunity to present your research to general audiences. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars can gain valuable experience by presenting a talk at a national conference. The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration is May 15, 2015 by 5pm PST. SACNAS is an organization that truly values community and their conference is an environment where scholars can comfortably share their ideas and get valuable feedback and mentorship. We encourage all of our scholars to attend. You can find more information on presenting here: http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf/student-postdoc-research-presentations. You should also consider applying for a Travel Scholarship. You can find information on SACNAS Travel Scholarships here: http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf/travel-scholarships
  • Africana Studies PanAFest – Friday, May 1 at 3:30 pm - Reception and Conversation (SBS S-224) and at 5:00 pm - Party (Staller Steps). The event will feature DJ Laylo, aka Loira Limbal spinning music from Africa and the African Diaspora. Loira Limbal currently serves as the Vice President + Producers' Lab Director for Firelight Media. Limbal is also a Latina filmmaker and activist who directed and produced Estilo Hip Hop, a documentary that chronicles the lives of three hip hop activists from Brasil, Chile, and Cuba. Estilo Hip Hop was an official selection of the Tribeca All Access Institute and it aired nationally on PBS in June 2009. For the past decade, Limbal has dedicated herself to fusing arts and activism. She has worked at various community-based organizations in New York City including The Point Community Development Corporation, The Dominican Women’s Development Center, and Sista II Sista. In 2006, she founded The Reel X Project, a social justice and creative filmmaking space for young women of color in the Southwest Bronx.
  • Careers in Communications Writing, Editing & Publishing: The Graduate Career Association presents this workshop on Friday, May 1 at 5:30-7:30pm in the Student Union Room 237. Come hear from professionals working in communications careers. For more information, to submit questions and to RSVP, visit: www.sbugca.org
  • 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 ACMRSconference@asu.edu. Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests may not be accommodated. Questions? Call 480-965-5900 or email acmrs@acmrs.org
  • ASM Kadner Institute: This Institute is managed by the American Society for Microbiology and is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The goal is to give individuals personalized guidance in grant preparation and review, and a closely guided experience for choosing and succeeding in a microbiology career. Deadline is May 31st. Learn more here: bit.ly/kadner15sp
  • 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: http://ow.ly/L5upT
  • Join the National Postdoctoral Association: http://ow.ly/sjPc7. 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)

  • SBU Graduate Student Instructors - The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) are hiring graduate student instructors for a three-week summer program Friday, July 10 through July 31, 2015. Funded through the New York State Education Department, the programs serve high school students from two local school districts and incoming first year Stony Brook students who show aptitude and interest in the fields of science, math and engineering. Good communication skills are a must. Classes meet five days a week. Responsibilities include completion of detailed individual student evaluations due at program's end; study hall office hours required once a week - one hour between 2:50 and 4:50 pm - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Weekly Thursday staff meetings (July 16, 23, 30 at 5-6 pm). Two pre program instructional staff meetings (July 9 - time to be determined and July 10 during assigned class time). The salary is $1500 per class. Instructors must be full-time matriculating students at Stony Brook continuing in the fall. Interested parties should email resume to Nina.Maung@stonybrook.edu
    • Introduction to SBU College Biology (1:30 - 2:50 pm)
    • Introduction to SBU Calculus (10:55 AM -12:20 pm)
    • Introduction to SBU Calculus 2 (10:55 AM -12:20 pm)     
  • SBU TA positions - EOP is looking for applicants for TA positions in Math, Writing, Literature, Africana Studies, Chemistry, and Physics. This is a para-professional position. Only qualified, committed, serious individuals will be considered. Requirements include: minimum GPA of 2.8 required (3.0 or higher preferred); B or higher in subject/ course; experience preferred as a TA, tutor, and/or EOP tutor; in good standing with the University (and EOP). Must commit to working with Summer Academy from July 7 until August 9, including Sundays. Also must be available for the following: interview; interview with Director; orientation; retreat; training. Two professional letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member in subject desired for the Summer Academy) and an unofficial transcript required for application. Information can be submitted at: https://stonybrookuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6YfmgOGQdfPdufj
  • SBU CampusResidences – is hiring two positions: Marketing Assistant and Media Assistant. Both positions require that the candidate be a full time matriculated student, undergraduate or graduate, at Stony Brook University. Must be living on campus and able to work at least 20 hours a week for $10 an hour. Position starts Summer 2015. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to: shannon.swift@stonybrook.edu
    • Marketing Assistant: Must have experience with marketing and social media. Extensive knowledge of social media marketing, varying social media platforms and a basic understanding of graphic design. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint). Must be creative, able to make deadlines, detail oriented and have customer service skills. The Marketing Assistant reports directly to the Assistant Coordinator for Marketing and Assessment and is responsible for providing support for marketing initiatives at the Division of Campus Residences. This position is for a creative, driven individual, who can handle a heavy workload. This position oversees the social media profiles, edits scripts for promotional videos and designs visual promotional materials. The position also helps with administrative tasks in the office such as answering phones, consulting students and assisting professional staff.
    • Media Assistant: Must have experience with photography and videography, including editing and editing programs. Must be able to attend events during night and weekend hours. Must be creative, detail oriented and provide high quality work. The Photographer/Videographer for the Division of Campus Residences reports directly to the Assistant Coordinator for Marketing and Assessment is responsible for providing support for the department’s marketing initiatives. This position is for a creative, self-driven individual, who can balance several ongoing projects.
  • 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 www.zintellect.com, 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 www.orau.org/srnl/applicants/current-research-opportunities.aspx. 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: http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html. If you have additional questions, please contact Nancy Andres, Nancy.Andres@NETL.DOE.GOV, who is the NETL ORISE program contact. 
  • 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: aiphr@aip.org. Deadline for submissions is May 8, 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: http://bioscience.ucla.edu. Visit https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00838 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: http://smcvt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=56106&type=7. 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 (hhill@howard.edu): 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 http://www.apply2jobs.com/Stevens. The review of applications will begin immediately. For more information, please visit:  http://www.stevens.edu/ses/ccbbme
  • 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: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/12596462. 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 www.sujobopps.com, 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: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=23153. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015. Please email esgppm@umit.maine.edu 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: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=25158&job=assistant-professor-of-forest-wildlife-management. Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be sent to Drs. Malcolm Hunter (mhunter@maine.edu) or Aaron Weiskittel (aaron.weiskittel@maine.edu), 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: http://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/faculty/vacancies.html
  • 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: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/facultypositions
  • 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: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00418. 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: https://www.jobsatcu.com/
  • 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 levy.lab@ucsf.edu
  • Stanford University 
    • Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgeryseeks 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:mirnam@stanford.edu
    • 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:mirnam@stanford.edu
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