Careers in University Administration for STEM PhDs (Nov. 16-20, 2015)

STEM PhD students, postdocs, early-career STEM PhDs – if you are someone who really likes being in a university environment but doesn’t necessarily need to teach or conduct research, have you ever considered a career in university administration? There are more different kinds of staff positions now than ever before. Working for a university allows you to be deeply engaged with higher education and have a specific positive impact of your own through a wide variety of possible roles.

Join us November 16-20 in the Versatile PhD STEM Forum for a virtual panel discussion of “Careers in University Administration for STEM PhDs.” All panelists are PhDs in STEM disciplines who have gone into various interesting niches within higher ed administration: career counseling, postdoctoral affairs, research administration and graduate education. The panelists look forward to sharing their experiences and answering your questions about working for a college or university in an “alt-ac” role.

Panelists will introduce themselves Monday, November 16 and will answer your questions for the rest of the week through Friday, November 20.

To participate, join VPhD if you haven’t already, then visit the STEM forum any time that week. Look for threads beginning with the word “Panel.” No special registration or sign-up for the panel discussion is required beyond simply joining the Versatile PhD community. Joining automatically gets you access to the discussion forum and therefore to the panel.

You can follow the discussion by email if you wish: once signed in, go to MyVPhD > Profile > Settings > Notifications: Forums, Jobs, & Other. All the choices are there for you: weekly digest, daily digest, or per post (every post sent to your inbox).

Anyone may join VPhD for free and enjoy this great web-based discussion. Invite friends!

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#STEM PhDs: Careers in University Administration. Nov 16-20 on VPhD site.