April 1, 2014
In This Issue
Quick Links
ND Postdoc Website
ND Resources
Community Links
Job Search Sites
ND Human Resources
Important Resources
One-on-One Consultations

Do you need assistance with career services, finding funding, developing an IDP or have questions but don't know whom to ask or where to go? Click here to schedule a One-on-One consultation with Kim Patton.
ND Calendar & Events
For a fulll listing of events on the Notre Dame campus for the week of March 31, 2014 - click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints
Positive Productivity Points

GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul
by Tom Cronin for MindBodyGreen


Social Media

Postdoc Corner
Welcome to the ND Postdoc Community

Please join the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars in welcoming the following new ND Postdocs to the University of Notre Dame.
  • Deanne Adams, Psychology
  • Michael Brady, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Timothy Furlan, Medieval Instititue
  • Larry Gibson, Chemical Engineering
  • Masaaki Nakata, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Prakash Nallathamby, AME
  • Christopher Tuinenga, Radiation Lab
  • Hidecki Yasui, Keck Center for Transgene Research
P&G's FIRST Conference

Be FIRST in Line for a Successful Technology Career in Science & Research

The FIRST program of its kind. P&G's recruiting conference, FIRST (formerly RTCI), is the premier conference for outstanding African American, Hispanic, Native American and other doctoral and postdoctoral scientists. FIRST is a 3-day, all expenses paid, program for top Ph.D. students who are looking to gain exposure to the future of technology from an industry leading company. Meet and learn from some of our nationally awarded scientists and engage in real-world discussions on what companies are looking for in new employees, cultural and workforce diversity, and future innovation.
Want to be P&G's FIRST choice for consideration? Click here for more information on the Conference: September 21-24, 2014 
The ND Postdoc Newsletter wants to share your research or article you have written with the ND Postdoc Community.  If you would like to submit an article for the newsletter, please email Kim Patton.
Career Services
The Professor Is In: OK, Let's Talk About Negotiating Salary
By Karen Kelsky for Vitae

I've read about the recent controversy about negotiating the tenure-track salary. I might be getting an offer soon. What should I do?


First off, don't panic. The vast, vast majority of offers are still negotiated with perfectly good feelings and no ill will on either side. Do not relinquish the genuine leverage you most likely have out of misguided fear and hysteria.


Want to know what to do? Click here for full article.

Professional Development
Workshops from the Graduate School
Wednesday, April 2
  • 6:30pm - 7:45pm Organizing a Research Paper 
Thursday, April 3 
  • 9:30am - 10:45am Fundamentals of Course Design II: Syllabus Construction Description
Monday, April 7
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Getting to Know Both You and Me: A Guide to Informational Interviewing
Tuesday, April 8
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Editing and Revising Academic Writing
For workshop descriptions and registration instructions, click here.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity


The University has entered into a relationship with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) to provide additional professional development training opportunities for faculty and postdoctoral scholars.  Our institutional membership allows all Postdoctral Scholars, Assistant Professors, and Associate Professors to participate in most of the programs without further cost.  Click here for more information. 
Workshops from the Hesburgh Library
Friday, April 4
  • 12pm - 1pm Lunch & Learn: What is Digital Scholarship?
Sunday, April 6
  • 12pm - 1pm A Brief Introduction to GIS
Monday, April 7
  • 11am - 12pm Text Mining in a Nutshell
  • 5pm - 6pm Intro to Stata for Data Analysis  
For workshop descriptions and registration instructions, click here.
Workshops from ND Human Resorces
ND Human Resources provides workshops for all ND employees. For a full list of courses, descriptions, dates/times and registration click here.

Calendar of Events
International Student and Scholar Affairs Events

Understanding Catholicism II: Christianity Through the Lens of the Basilica's Art and Architecture

Tuesday, April 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Meet at the Basilica

Building upon an initial introduction to Catholic Christianity in a fall 2013 session titled, "Understanding Catholicism," this follow up session will explore Christian beliefs/practices as reflected through the art, architecture and furnishings of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Open to all students and scholars of all faith traditions and to students who may have missed the fall session. Please RSVP to ministry@nd.edu. For more information, visit the Campus Ministry website. Sponsored by Campus Ministry and ISSA.


World on Tap


Wednesday, April 2, 4pm-6pm, Rohr's at the Morris Inn

International graduate students and scholars are invited to The World on Tap, a monthly social at Rohr's. Free appetizers will be provided. The first 50 international students and scholars will also receive a free drink ticket valued up to $6. Please bring a valid photo ID.


PhD Comics


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