2021 Program

Friday, November 19, 2021

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, Radhika Nagpal, and Debbie Chachra 

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

Panelists: Malika Jeffries-EL, Dora Carrico-Moniz, Frances Ross, and Claire Nichols

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

Building a Social Presence Online

“Effective networking and building your brand”

Panelists: Maria Yang, Catherine D’Ignazio, Riana Anderson, and Polina Anikeeva

4:50-5:00 PM Closing Remarks 
5:00-5:30 PM  Networking 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

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
Panelists: Julie Shah, Aditi Verma, Farnaz Niroui, and Ritu Raman
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 break
3:25-4:20 PM Negotiating the Offer
Panel discussion: What can be negotiated and how to ask
Panelists: Cindy Sung (PofP Alumna), Madeleine Oudin (PofP Alumna), and Evelyn Wang
4:25-5:20 PM 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
Panelists: Anita Shukla, Kristin Bergmann, and Laura Perovich
5:20-5:45 PM   Keynote

Speaker: Radhika Nagpal

Sunday, November 21, 2021

1:00-1:55 PM Research Statement Workshop

Speaker: Simona Rosu

2:00-2:55 PM Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in your Lab Group and Institution

Panelists: Leslie Kolodziejski, Madeleine Oudin, Robbin Chapman, and Ruthann Thomas

3:00-3:20 PM Coffee break/Meditation
3:25-4:20 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, Julianne Chung, and Sarah Fox

4:25-5:20 PM

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.

Panelist: Janet Conrad, Megan Nunez, Pattie Maes, and Anjelica Gonzalez

5:20-5:30 PM Closing Remarks