Postdoctoral Seminar Series

Postdoctoral fellows at UTM are invited to take part in upcoming events that are part of a seminar series intended to assist and enhance your pursuits for a fulfilling academic career.

Feel free to attend all or any of the following events.

Event Details

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Title: Writing a Research Statement for a Faculty Job Application

Come join UTM Department Chairs Lindsay Schoenbohm (Chemical & Physical Sciences), Ashley Monks (Psychology), and Phil Goodman (Sociology), as they share their insights on how to write an impactful research statement for your faculty job application. Learn how to effectively articulate your research experience and future plans to the hiring committee. This session will include Q&A in breakout groups with each individual Chair; participants can choose to join the expert most closely aligned with their field.

Date: March 3, 2022

Time: 10 - 11 am

Location: Zoom (register below to receive zoom link)



Title: Drop-in Session: EDI Statements

Are you working on your Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement, or "Diversity Statement"? Perhaps you have questions or would like to discuss your draft and ideas? Come to this drop-in session to discuss your EDI Statement, whether you are in the first stages of thinking about it or later in its development.

Date: Januray 25, 2022
Time: 1 - 2 pm

Location: Zoom (register below to receive zoom link)

Hosted by: RGASC and the Senior Research Associates


Title: Writing an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement for a Faculty Job Application

Let's explore the purpose and characteristics of diversity statements for an academic job application.  Learn how you can connect your research and teaching philosophy to the institution's equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

Date: November 30th
Time: 12-1pm

Location: Zoom link

Participants: Dr. Sheliza Ibrahim, Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy, and Samantha Chang, Humanities and Teaching Dossier Coordinator, Teaching Assistants’ Training Program

Title: Writing a Teaching Statement for a Faculty Job Application

Come join experts who will discuss the role of the teaching statement in your academic job dossier and learn how to articulate your teaching and mentorship experience, keep track of relevant metrics and how to integrate these metrics into the statement in a meaningful way. Michal Kasprzak from CTSI will lead the session. 

Date: November 16th
Time: 12-1pm
Location: Zoom link


Title: Academia job search panel: “What I wish candidates knew” 
Date/Time: September 14th 12-1pm EST
Location: Zoom

Participants: Anna Korteweg (Professor, SOC), Bryan Stewart (Professor, BIO and Acting Vice-Dean Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs) 


Title: Drop-in CV work session: hosted by Senior Research Associates 
Date: Sept 23 12-1:30pm EST
Location: Zoom

Participants: Drs. Harris-Howard, Velasco, Pichugin, and Parke, UTM Senior Research Associates

Other Events in the Series (details to come):

  • Writing a Research Statement for a Faculty Job Application
  • Drop-in session: Teaching and EDI statements