2020 Program

Friday, November 6, 2020

1:00-1:25 PM Opening Remarks and Workshop Overview

Dean Blanche Staton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1:30-2:25 PM Work-life Balance in Academia

Panelists: Rebecca Carrier, Debbie Chachra, Radhika Nagpal

2:30-3:25 PM What Type of Institution is Right for You?
Panel discussion: the cultures, benefits, and drawbacks of different types of universities

Panelist: Desire Whitmore

3:25-3:45 PM Coffee networking break
3:50-4:45 PM Networking workshop

Saturday, November 7, 2020

1:00-1:55 PM Applying
What application packages include, what the key features of teaching and research statements are, what search committees are looking for

Panelist: Farnaz Niroui

2:00-2:55 PM The Interview Process 
A practical guide to interviewing, and considering offers when you get them

Presenter: Penny Beuning

3:00-3:20 PM Coffee networking break
3:35-4:20 PM Negotiating the Offer
Panel discussion: what can be negotiated and how to ask

Panelists: Madeleine Oudin, Evelyn Wang

4:25-5:20 PM Guiding Principles: How to be a “Quick-Start” Professor
Getting support from your university and department, negotiating for a quick-start lab, and the skills you can hone now that will help you be an effective and successful lab leader, mentor, and principle investigator

Panelist: Kristin Bergmann

5:20-5:30 PM Short Break 
5:30-6:30 Social Hour and Keynote Speech

Sunday, November 8, 2020

1:00-1:55 PM Diversity Initiatives 

Panelist: Robbin Chapman

2:00-2:55 PM Funding
Panel Discussion: Find Grants to apply to, define your fundable research goals, sell your proposal, and manage your budget.Panelists: Angela Koehler, Maribel Vazquez
3:00-3:20 PM Coffee networking break
3:25-4:20 The Tenure Process
Panel discussion: Managing the teaching load, publication requirement and work-life balance. Building a CV, teaching statement, and list of letter writers.

Panelists: Janet Conrad, Megan Núñez

4:25-5:20 Science Communication
5:20-5:30 Closing Remarks