May 5, 2015
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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 May 4, 2015 - click here.

Academic iNDex

  • A secure, easily accessible, online repository for your academic and professional information
  • An index of your publications, presentations, grants, work history, and other academic achievements
  • A resource for identifying scholars eligible for specific grant and fellowship opportunities
  • A tool to quickly create personalized CVs, resume, lists of publication or presentations, and more
For more information about Academic iNDex and how to use it, click here.

Versatile PhD - Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Discover interesting career paths as an alternative to the faculty track
  • Join a large community of post-academics to consult about your situation and the versatility of your PhD, MA, or postdoctoral appointment
  • Read job listings appropriate for postdocs
  • Network with successful post-academic PhDs nationwide
For more information about Versatile PhD and how to use it, click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week

By Cate Scolnik for Tiny Buddha



Social Media

Postdoc Corner
Maximizing the Impact of Research: An Interview with Deborah Hardoon of Oxfam


Alice Meadows for  The Scholarly Kitchen


Although the focus of The Scholarly Kitchen is mostly on scholarly communications, it can also be helpful to look outside of our industry at the sorts of research being done elsewhere - and how it is being communicated. A great example of some very important research that recently made headlines around the world is Oxfam's recent 'Wealth: Having it all and Wanting More' report, which showed that world's richest 80 individuals collectively own as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion. 


At a time when measuring the impact of research is increasingly critical to academic success, there's much we can all learn from how Oxfam conducted this research and how they maximized its impact. Deborah Hardoon, Senior Researcher at Oxfam, kindly agreed to talk to me about her experience of working on the team responsible for conducting this important research. 


Click here for the full article by Meadows.


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
How to Determine What Salary to Ask For


Alison Green for Ask a Manager


One of the posts I link people to most often is a post I wrote for U.S. News & World Report back in 2011 about how to determine what salary to ask for.


It's not an easy question but it's one you need an answer to, especially since so many online applications these days won't even let you apply without naming your salary expectations. The most obvious answer might seem to be to consult the many websites that purport to provide salary information. However, these sites often aren't particularly accurate, especially since they generally don't account for the fact that job titles frequently represent wildly different scopes of responsibility or vary significantly by field or type of company (and they're particularly unhelpful for very specialized roles).


Click here to read the full article by Green.


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ACS Virtual Career Fair


The ACS Virtual Career Fair eliminates geographical barriers, enabling job seekers and employers to connect with each other no matter where they are. Interviews take place via text or video chat, plus there are virtual forums for job seekers and employers to meet informally.  Job seekers can connect with employers from their homes, offices, or from the dedicated computer stations we'll have on hand at the Onsite Career Fair.  In addition, virtual job seekers can schedule one-on-one career consultants and attend live events via webcast (or view them later on demand).  Enhance your job search by participating fully in both onsite and online sections of the ACS Career Fair.
  • Date: June 1 & 2, 2015
  • Location: Connect from anywhere in the world!
  • Hours: (subject to change)
    • o    All times are Central Time
    • o    June 1: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM CT
    • o    June 2: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM CT
  • For more information and registration information, click here.


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New Library Services for Postdocs

One Button Studio Opens in Hesburgh Library Lower Level
In partnership with OIT, Hesburgh Libraries is piloting the new One Button Studio, a fully-featured digital video production studio that is designed to be both powerful and easy-to-use, requiring no prior video production experience.  The studio is available for use by all ND faculty, staff, and students (valid NDID required).

Examples of studio projects might include activities such as:

  • practicing presentations
  • creating videos for online instruction
  • recording training or professional development modules
  • creating ePortfolio materials or video essays

More information and reservations, click here.


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Events and Groups

  • Are you a postdoc in a committed relationship? 
  • Would you and your significant other like to get to know other couples and families? 
  • Then join the Graduate Spouse and Partner Network (GSPN) here at Notre Dame! 

The goal of the GSPN is to act as a sustainable support system and social networking community for the significant others of all graduate students and postdocs and their partners, and to facilitate their involvement in the Notre Dame and South Bend communities. All significant others, partners, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, and anyone in a committed relationship with a University of Notre Dame post-baccalaureate student or postdoc are welcome and encouraged to join the GSPN along with their partner. Significant others and/or graduate students/postdocs do not need to be based in South Bend to join the group. Join today and start receiving information on our community events and small interest groups, like Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Film Night, and Craft Night! To sign up to receive more information about the GSPN and possibly get involved, simply visit this REGISTRATION LINK 


For more information on the GSPN, email Tony.


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International Postdocs
World on Tap 
  • Date: May, 6 2015
  • Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Rohr's, inside Morris Inn (map)
International postdocs and grad students are invited to The World on Tap, a monthly social at Rohr's. Free appetizers will be provided. The first 50 international postdocs and grad students will also receive a free drink ticket valued up to $6. Please bring a valid photo ID.

Funding Opportunties
There are several funding opportunities for ND Postdocs.  Here is a list.  Links are provided for specific details to each award below.

There is a new list of external funding databases on the ND Postdoc website for postdocs to search.  Look under the Additional Resources heading on the External Funding page.


Click here to see the list.

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards offer unique research opportunities to highly talented Ph.D. recipients to engage in innovative research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities that are conducting applied research in support of EERE. The 2015 awards focus on solar energy research. 


Applications are due on May 7, 2015.


For more information on the EERE Fellowship, click here.

Provides opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and implementation while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to policymakers.


For more information on the AAAS Fellowship Resources, click here.


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Professional Development
Graduate School Professional Development Programs

All postdocs may take professional development programs from the Graduate School.  


For workshop descriptions and registration instructions, click here. 


Workshops from the Kaneb Center


Are you interested in learning more about discipline-specific teaching and learning in the university setting? The university workshops on university teaching and learning in various fields!  Consider enrolling in one of the workshops.


For workshop descriptions, click here 



Workshops from the NCFDD

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members. The NCDFF is 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.  They offer on-campus workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.


The University of Notre Dame is an institutional member of the NCFDD. Through Notre Dame's membership, ND Postdocs may claim an Institutional Sub-account Membership at no cost and enjoy all the benefits of a NCFDD Individual Membership.  Register here to join NCFDD.


For a list of the Summer 2015 webinars, click here.


Hesburgh Libraries and Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops

The Hesburgh Libraries and Center for Digital Scholarship workshops are offered to all ND Postdocs.


More information: library.nd.edu/cds/workshops

Questions? cds@nd.edu


English for Academic Purposes Workshops
The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures' English for Academic Purposes program offers workshops that are open to all ND Postdocs.


PhD Humor

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