22 mai 2018

U of Washington Postdocs Form Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Postdoctoral researchers at the University of Washington voted to form a union affiliated with United Auto Workers, they announced Friday. More than 700 of the campus’s 1,100 postdocs participated in the election, with 89 percent of unchallenged ballots being cast in favor of unionization, according to the union. More...

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06 mai 2018

From Detour to Deliberate

HomeThe problem of post-Ph.D. employment, particularly for arts and humanities graduates, has become a mainstay topic of higher education blogs, conferences and other discussion forums. Diagnosing the problem’s underlying causes and recommending strategies to solve it -- both on institutional and individual levels -- has become a movement in its own right, as illustrated by the widely used term “alt-ac,” meaning alternative academic careers. More...

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09 février 2018

Carnegie supports RUFORUM post-doctoral fellowships

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 85 universities supporting capacity-building for agricultural training in Africa, has received a US$1.5 million grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, to support its post-doctoral fellowship programme on the continent. More...

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06 janvier 2018

Best Practices for Supporting Postdocs

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Institutions that employ postdoctoral fellows should increase support for offices of postdoc affairs and offer postdocs better pay and benefits equal to those of other campus employees, according to a new report from the National Postdoctoral Association. More...

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25 novembre 2017

How to Combat Lifestyle Inflation When You Exit Grad School

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPLifestyle inflation is one of the great personal finance sins that just about everyone falls into at one point in time or another. However, as a graduate student you have the opportunity to anticipate the temptation to inflate your lifestyle that will come with your first Real Job and prepare yourself to fight it using the financial skills you've learned during grad school. More...

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The Commuting Student

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPI live approximately two hours from where I am enrolled as a graduate student. You might wonder why someone would enroll in a program this far away, but it was a decision that made sense for me for a couple reasons I list in this post. More...

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24 novembre 2017

The (Possible) Postdoc Union Boom

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics? Recent filing at University of Washington could be beginning of a new round of organizing. More...

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20 octobre 2017

The human cost of the pressures of postdoctoral research

The Guardian homeA paper on conformal algebra has recently caused a stir on social media. Not because of the science, but rather the heartfelt plea in the acknowledgements. More...

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13 octobre 2017

Calling Attention to a Postdoc's Struggles and Suicide

HomeBy Nick Roll. Author of a scientific paper fought for years to find a journal to accept his work, which has an acknowledgments section that includes a tribute to a colleague. More...

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10 octobre 2017

Fair Game?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. PETA goes after a Yale postdoc for her research on birds, and some academics cry foul. More...

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