Job Market Resources and Workshops

Postdoctoral Lunch Discussions

The Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Graduate Studies sponsor a series of monthly lunches for Rice Postdoctoral scholars. Focused on supporting their career path, these lunches cover a variety of issues having to do with both professional development and work/life balance. These discussions are open to all University Postdoctoral Scholars.

For your convenience we have assembled a Google Calendar of the events offered by Rice, Baylor, and UTHSC.

Spring 2014

Open Discussion/Networking
February 25, 2014,  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
George R. Brown W100D

Rice Benefits

Elaine Britt, Assistant Vice President Human Resources, Director Benefits & Compensation
March 25, 2014,  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Duncan Hall 1049

Startup Companies
Joanna Nathan, Director of Research & Innovation, saranas
Will Clifton, Director of Research and Development, Procyrion
April 22, 2014, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Duncan Hall 1049

Passport Program

Cindy Farach-Carson, Vice Provost for Translational Bioscience and Professor,
Biochemistry & Cell Biology

May 15, 2014,  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Duncan Hall 1049


Fall 2013 

Resources for Rice Postdocs
Julia Amborski, Program Administrator

August 22, 2013 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
2nd Floor Conference Room, Rice Student Center  
Handout from discussion 

Cultural Contexts for Postdocs in an International University
Adria Baker, Associate Vice Provost for International Education, Executive Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars
September 11, 2013, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Duncan 1049 
Handout from discussion 

Proposal Writing Workshop for Rice Postdocs

Phyllis McBride, Director, Office of Proposal Development  
Part 1: Tuesday, October 10, 2013, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Part 2: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Duncan Hall, Room 3092 
Resources from Workshop

Rice participants only: Future Faculty Workshop

November 21, 2013

Location: BioScience Research Collaborative
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Online Resources Available to Rice Postdocs: HERC and RICElink
Jana Callan, Assistant Vice President, Director, Recruitment/Operations, Human Resources
Michelle Passo, Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Communications, Center for Career Development (CCD)
December 4, 2013
Location: Duncan Hall 1049

Spring 2013 

Time Management
Jeff Jacot, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
January 22, 2013, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Duncan 1049
PPT from the Presentation  

Transitioning from Industry to Academia
David Alexander, Professor, Physics & Astronomy and Director, Rice Space Institute

February 19, 2013, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Duncan 1049

Human Resources and Rice Benefits
Elaine Britt, Director of Benefits & Compensation
March 22, 2013, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Duncan 1049

Fall 2012 

Challenges for Postdocs
Kathleen Matthews
August 28, 2012 12:00pm-1:00pm
Duncan 1049

Opportunities for Postdocs
Kathleen Matthews, Stewart Memorial Professor, Biochemistry & Cell Biology and Interim Director, Office of Faculty Development

September 18, 2012 12:00pm-1:00pm
Duncan 3092

Center for Written, Oral & Visual Communication
Jennifer Wilson, Director

December 19, 2012 12:00pm-1:00pm
Duncan 1049

One Day Workshops

Rice participants only: Future Faculty Workshop
November 21, 2013
Location: BioScience Research Collaborative
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Job Search Resources

NSF ADVANCE Program: Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position Workshop

For the past 6 years, Rice hosted the Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position workshop, a workshop for underrepresented postdoctoral scholars & late stage PhD students in Science, Engineering & Psychology.  This workshop provided a unique opportunity for those selected to attend  to learn from faculty leaders. 

Part of the application process is the option to be included in Rice University's NSF ADVANCE Program's National Database of Underrepresented PhD students and Postdocs. This database is a way for underrepresented PhDs and Postdocs to have their application information accessible not only to Rice University departments, but to other institutions nationally and internationally who have active faculty searches. 

This program has now become the Future Faculty Workshop which was held with its new title in Fall, 2012. The national workshop has been postponed this academic year, the Rice-only Workshop will be held in November. Below are the resources from previous workshops: 

Resources from previous workshops: