University of Notre Dame Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
July 15, 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 full listing of events on the Notre Dame campus for the week of July 14, 2014 - click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints

Positive Productivity Points

By Mike Vardy

GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul


by Lauren Stahl for MindBodyGreen






Social Media

Postdoc Corner

by Sydni Dunn for Vitae


Image: The postdoc has long since become a staple of the science-scholar's life cycle. But in the humanities, its role is less clear.


When Harriet A. Zuckerman joined the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1991, postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities were rare. If, that is, they existed at all.


At the time, postdocs were unique to the sciences, where they'd already become a standard phase in the life cycles of young scholars. The positions had been created to give newly-minted Ph.D.'s in STEM fields a few additional years of training before they entered the job market by ushering them into laboratories to assist established scientists in their research. Science postdocs were far from perfect-they offered low pay and often-frustrating work conditions-but graduates flocked to the programs.

To read the entire article by Dunn, click here


This opportunity allows scholars to conduct research in any specialization of interest. Grantees can also choose to offer periodic seminars in their area of research, mentor graduate and undergraduate students and help to enhance interdisciplinary teaching and research at a Brazilian host institution. The Fulbright Scholar Program to Brazil also offers several grants through its Social Sciences and Humanities award, among others.


Feel free to visit the Catalog of Awards for further details on these and other opportunities. Helpful resources, including sample project statements, tips for applying and content guidelines, are available at here. 


The application deadline for the 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is August 1, 2014, leaving ample time to start a current application submission. 

To read more about these Fulbright Scholar Awards, click here


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


You put so much thought into what should go on your resume-from your best, most impressive accomplishments down to the perfect, classy-but-modern font.


But to make sure all that effort is put to good use, it's just as important to pay attention to what shouldn't be on there. From overused buzzwords that make you look just like everyone else to "creative" touches that do more harm than good, there are plenty of resume elements that annoy-and even turn off-recruiters. And because we want your resume at the top of the pile, we've pulled them all together in one complete guide.


For the best chances of landing that interview, grab your resume and make sure it's free and clear of these 45 things.


Click here for the list of 45 things.


Professional Development
2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting

When: December 6-10, 2014

Where: Philadelphia, PA


Travel awards for Postdocs to attend meeting.  For more information visit the ASCB meeting website here 


Workshops from the Kaneb Center

Are you interested in learning more about discipline-specific teaching and learning in the university setting? The university offers short credit-bearing summer graduate courses on university teaching and learning in various fields!  Consider taking one of this year's courses 


For class descriptions, 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. 
Summer Learning Programs from ND Human Resorces
ND Human Resources provides workshops for all ND employees. For a full list of courses offered this summer, descriptions, dates/times and registration click here.

Calendar of Events


When: Thursday, July 17

Time:  11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Irish Green - south part of campus (Map location)

Activities: For a list of the fun at the picnic click here.


Wear your Postdoc T-shirt! Group picture will be taken at 12:15pm.  Don't have a Postdoc T-shirt? Email Kim Patton to get one.


Already registered, thanks! If you haven't registered, click here to register.

Postdoc Humor


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