University of Notre Dame Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
July 22, 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 21, 2014 - click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints


by Nadya Andreeva for MindBodyGreen






Social Media

Postdoc Corner

by Libby Becker for TAA


When trying to find relevant articles to share on our Twitter feed I seem to always go back to the same blogs. These blogs (below) offer stellar advice for academic writing, from dissertations to journal articles, to book proposals and productivity. 

For the entire list, 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
5 Habits of Truly Amazing Communicators
By Lea McLeod for The Daily Muse


When it comes to job coaching, almost every conversation I have with a client involves the topic of communication. The motives can vary widely: Some people want to be more assertive, others need help with conflict management, and still others find it hard to speak their minds in a group setting.


As I reflect on all the conversations I have, I realize that most of the time, we're not talking about complex ideas. It's really the basics about workplace communicationthat seem to trip most people up.


So, since we could all use a good reminder, here are the top five things I help my clients with when it comes to communication. Identify the ones that you need to work on, and start moving them into your conversation skill set today. 


Click here for the 5 habits.


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

The Communication and Family Relation Project



On behalf of the University of Notre Dame's Center for Children and Families and the Laboratory for Understanding Neurodevelopment (F.U.N. Lab), Psychology professors, Joshua Diehl, Ph.D. and E. Mark Cummings, Ph.D., would like to introduce you to the Communication and Family Relations Project.


The project is based on years of research and uses what they've learned to teach new ways to communicate and to improve relationships in families that include a child with an intellectual or developmental disability. They hope this project will strengthen family relationships. Because they're also trying to evaluate ways of working with families that include a child with an intellectual or developmental disability, different families may receive different content and materials.


They are looking for families that include parents who are living together in the same home, with a child between the ages of 6-17 who has an intellectual or developmental disability and another child who is between the ages of 11 and 17.  All participating families are compensated for their time and effort, and can receive up to $295 for participating. Prizes are also occasionally given to the children who participate.


Your participation is completely voluntary! If you are interested or would like more information, please email us at or call us at 574-631-5729 or 574-631-0956. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and we will return your call promptly. 


ND Postdoc Summer Picnic



Thanks to all the ND Postdocs and their families who came out to the Summer Picnic last week.  Pictures from the picnic are on the Postdoc website.   


PhD Comics


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