July 21, 2015
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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 July13, 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.

National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)


The NPA is a member-driven organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Since 2003, they have taken on the ambitious agenda to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the US. They have assumed a leadership role in addressing the many issues confronting the postdoctoral community that are national in scope and requiring action beyond the local level. 

  • The University of Notre Dame is a sustaining member of the NPA.
  • ND Postdocs can join the NPA for free.
  • Learn about the benefits of a NPA membership here.
For more information about the NPA and to become a member, 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
Positive Productivity Points
GPS for Mind, Body & Soul
Social Media

Postdoc Corner
Advocacy, Analysis, and the Vital Importance of Discriminating Between Them



Here's a proposition with which I suspect publishers, editors, authors, librarians, and readers would all agree: over the past couple of decades, the scholarly communication environment in which we all operate has become much more complex.


Here's another one that I hope will be uncontroversial: with the increasing complexity of the scholarly communication environment has come a greater intensity of feeling about the impacts and implications of those changes and about what we ought to do going forward. 


Click here for the full article by Anderson.

Lifelong Learning: Science Professors Need Leadership Training



Education does not stop. Professors must update and develop their technical skills throughout their careers. But as they progress, few take the

time - or are offered the opportunity - to become educated in how to be an effective leader.


As a consequence, academic teams waste time dealing with unproductive interpersonal issues, lack of motivation and unnecessary conflict. When things do not run smoothly, the costs in terms of money, productivity and retention of talent are high.


Click here for the full article by Leiserson and McVinney.

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 Smart Approaches to Take When You're Asked to Name Your Salary (Besides Just Writing All the Zeros)

by Lily Herman for The Muse


You're interviewing for a pretty great gig, and things are going really well. Until, well, they ask you what seems like a trick question: How much money do you think you deserve?


While most of us have been at the negotiation table before, throwing a salary out there with no context is an entirely different playing field. On one hand, you want to ask for "one million dollars, please." On the other hand, you know that's wildly unrealistic. (Though, does it hurt to ask for something wildly unrealistic-since the number can only go down from there?)


Click here to read the full article by Herman.


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Ph.D.s Do Have Transferable Skills, Part 1

by Elizabeth Keenan for Vitae
  • Big Lie No. 1: A Ph.D. prepares you only for an academic career.
  • Big Lie No. 2: A Ph.D. prepares you for any career.
If you are thinking about leaving academia - or maybe just having a bad day - you've probably heard variations on both of those lies from people trying to help you. Even worse, you might have assumed that if one of them isn't true, then the other must be. 

Click here for the full article by Keenan.

Events and Groups

Indiana Dunes Family Outing
Join members of GSPN for a family friendly beach outing! The Indiana Dunes State Park features a number of hiking trails, including a 3-Dune Hiking Challenge, as well as a beautiful beach with a volleyball net! What could be better than a GSPN day of fun in the sun?! 
  • Date: August 1, 2015
  • More Info: Click here
For more information on GSPN, follow them on their Facebook page.

The Scholarly Communication Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) organization is pleased to invite you to participate in our first THATCamp on Friday, July 24th at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library in Indianapolis. Registration, parking, and food are provided by ALI, so this event is free of charge for all attendees. All you need to do is bring your ideas and enthusiasm! We strongly encourage librarians, graduate students, archivists, technologists, and anyone interested in learning or talking about the changing landscape of scholarly communications in the humanities or other disciplines. Attendance is limited, so please register as soon as possible.

THATCamp stands for "The Humanities and Technology Camp." THATCamps are "unconferences," which means that specific sessions will be determined on the day of the camp and will be based on the interests of the attendees. You can propose sessions prior to the day of the event, and you are welcome to bring your ideas for sessions on the day of the camp as well. You can also submit proposals for two minute "dork shorts" prior to the event. These short presentations will give you the opportunity to share your ideas, projects, or plans with attendees.
  • Register here for THATCamp 
  • Propose a session or "dork short" here


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

Award Code:6456
World Area:Western Hemisphere
Country:Brazil (Federative Republic of Brazil)
Award Title:Postdoctoral Research Award in All Disciplines
Number of Grants:Up to 10
Category:Core (Postdoctoral award, open only to early career scholars)
Application Deadline:August 3, 2015

For more information, click here.


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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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In 2015 the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in collaboration with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, is awarding three cash prizes ($5,000, $3,000, and $1,000) to honor academic excellence in graduate student research. Seven other finalists will receive travel awards to attend the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Diego, December 12-16. All 10 finalists will also be invited to speak at a minisymposium supported by Beckman Coulter at the Annual Meeting. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2015.Applicants must submit a one-page essay describing their research accomplishments (maximum 600 words), plus a CV in one combined PDF.


For more information about the prizes and how to apply, click here.


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Professional Development
Graduate School Professional Development Programs

The Graduate School's Professional Development workshops will begin again in Fall 2015.  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 offers workshops on university teaching and learning in various fields through the Kaneb Center!  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

The views and opinions expressed in the media, articles, and comments included in this newsletter are solely the views and expressions of the original sources' authors and contributors, and do not necessarily represent those of the University of Notre Dame, The Graduate School, or the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars.