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Jabaily , Rachel Schmidt [1], Hanes , Margaret Mae [2], Moore, Michael J. [3], Martine, Christopher [4], Taylor, Mackenzie [5], Johnson, Sarah [6].

PUI Plant Network Professional Development Power Hour.

At this half- day workshop, we will launch the PUI (Primarily Undergraduate Institution) Plant Network, a group devoted to professional development and resource sharing, promoting the plant sciences at higher education institutions that fit the NSF Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) criteria (liberal arts colleges, community colleges, universities with master’s students and few PhD students). This workshop is in particular tailored towards graduate students, postdocs, and other scientists interested in future faculty positions at these types of schools.   We will start the workshop with a panel of faculty from a diversity of PUIs. We will discuss the nature of our jobs, our institutions, and our students, and what it is like to apply for and successfully negotiate a faculty position. We will have ample opportunity for questions & answers, too.   We will then present workshop participants with several mock job ads for relevant positions at PUIs. Participants will then have time to make bullet-point cover letters to several. PUI participant faculty will then form pairs, each a mock hiring committee for one job ad. Workshop participants will rotate around to various teams for quick mock interviews by the various PUI teams, with brief feedback on their performance afterwards. Hopefully, there will be opportunity for each participant to do at least two mock interviews. Ideally, this could be also some sort of ‘happy hour’, with drinks available.   We would then conclude with a wrap up activity, collect contact information, and solicit feedback about how PUI Plant Network can serve our community, charting our course forward. Relevance:


1 - Colorado College, Organismal Biology & Ecology, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
2 - Eastern Michigan University, Biology, 441 Mark Jefferson Science Complex, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA
3 - Oberlin College
4 - Bucknell University
5 - Creighton University
6 - Northland College

Keywords:
undergraduate
professional development
job market
liberal arts.

Presentation Type: Workshop
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Abstract ID:43
Candidate for Awards:None


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