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College Teaching Seminar Series: If you are thinking about teaching at the college level after you graduate, or if you'd like to learn how to enhance your skills as a Teaching Assistant, we welcome you to participate in the 2020-21 CIE College Teaching Seminar Series in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT).  All sessions will be held via Zoom. The sessions planned for October are listed below. For full descriptions and registration, visit: 

  1. Evidence Based Instructional Practices I Overview of Scientific Teaching 

Wednesday, October 21st, 3:30 - 5:00pm  

Facilitator: Marvin O’Neal, PhD, Director of Introductory Biology Labs; Faculty Director of SSO 

CIE Community Hours:  The Center has scheduled weekly “community hours” for scholars to join your friends and the Center staff on zoom. Consider this a place to go and a group to talk or just sit with when you need space and support away from academics, away from pandemics, and with a group of peers and staff committed to your well being. Please join us on any of the dates and times listed below. Meeting ID: 914 5044 4325, Meeting Passcode: 192722

October 22 @ 1:00 pm

October 26 @ 12:00 PM 

Save the Date: November CIE Research Cafe with Adelle Molina, PhD Candidate, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences: Please mark your calendars for Friday, November 6 at 12:00 pm for our first fall research cafe with PhD Candidate Adelle Molina. Adelle’s research examines how temperature regulates energetic budgets and how this can translate into changes in distribution as climate changes. Details and RSVP form forthcoming.

Campus Events

Alda-certified instructors will offer a public session of"Writing for Your Audience" from 2 pm to 5 pm ET on Wednesday, October 28. The three-hour online program will be offered via Zoom. Researchers will learn to share their work and its significance in ways that inspire and respond to audience needs. Participants will explore ways to use evocative language, learn to recognize jargon and other concepts that may challenge diverse audiences, and practice with their peers.This program is appropriate for a variety of written communication goals, and is designed for researchers writing for individuals outside of their particular field: reviews or articles, opinion pieces, blog posts, and other mainstream media or public outreach content. Register here.

Job Opportunities

Campus Opportunities

The SBU Office for Proposal Development is looking to hire 1-2 students for an hourly position to assist with conducting literature searches, data projects, and working on administrative components of grant proposals. Please email Karian Wright at if you are interested in applying.

SUNY Old Westbury will be running a seminar series for advanced undergraduate students in the spring. The idea is to expose these students (who are generally from underrepresented and/or underprivileged backgrounds) to the kind of things that PhD students do and encourage them to pursue career opportunities in STEM. The commitment is minimal, and would require you to send students a paper related to your research ahead of time and then prepare a 20-30 minute informal presentation about your own research. After that there would be a 15 minute Q&A session where students might ask you questions about your research, career goals, etc. If you are interested in volunteering as a doctoral student presenter for this effort please contact Dr. Miguel Garcia-Diaz in the Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at This would take place via Zoom, so no need to travel.

External Opportunities

University of New Hampshire: The University of New Hampshire invites your application to the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars. This 2-year postdoctoral appointment will provide opportunities to hone your scholarship in preparation for the professoriate through mentoring, professional development, development funds, a minimum salary of $50,000 (dependent on discipline), and benefits. The link below describes the range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to apply for a tenure track faculty opening in the 2nd year. We havenine postdoctoral openings across four colleges.

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), is looking for two highly motivated researchers who can develop frontier PhD research on global environmental challenges. They will help us advance our Strategic Research Program. Minimum required skills: Undergraduate and MSc degrees in a discipline of the Earth/Environmental Sciences, Technology and Engineering, or the Social Sciences;  - Proficiency in English (compulsory) and Spanish/Catalan (desirable); - Experience in research projects and publication record (desirable).If interested, please send the following documents (with ICTA-FPI PhD Position in your email title) to Your CV; A research statement of 2000 characters, where you highlight what you would like your PhD research to focus on, and why; The names and contact details of two referees. Applications must be sent no later than 16th October, 2 pm CET Selected applicants will be duly informed and subsequently invited to receive a PhD grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. Starting date: April 2021. For more information please contact

Hampden-Sydney College is hiring a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology with specialization in Neurobiology and ability to teach Anatomy & Physiology. Our primary role is teaching in small groups and classes, and we have an active summer research program that provides housing and support for students conducting research with faculty. In 2022, the Biology Department will move into a new $40 million state-of-the-art-science building. Our new neurobiologist will have access to a vivarium with dedicated rooms for mammal and non-mammal husbandry, surgery, and behavioral testing, with an adjoining teaching lab and an additional lab space for advanced research. For more information please contact Dr. Rachel Goodman, Elliott Associate Professor & Chair of Biology Department, Hampden-Sydney College, VA,