The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc
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date_range Starts on January 30, 2023
event_note Ends on March 12, 2023
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assignment Level : Advanced
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
language Subtitles : Spanish
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verified_user Fee-based Certificate
timer 12 hours in total

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The Postdoc Academy is the first professional development online course built specifically for and created with postdocs. This course provides skill development for postdocs from orientation to their next career step. Using inclusive, active-learning approaches, participants in this course will build skills to (1) find success as a postdoc, (2) draft an actionable career plan, (3) develop resilience, and (4) work effectively in an intercultural environment. This course explores the research related to postdoc success and guides participants in applying it to their environments. Connect to experiences of the postdoc community through the Postdoc Academy!

This course was created with funding from the National Institutes of Health grant number R25GM121257.

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  • Explore identities and roles you hold and how they impact your work environment;
  • Identify strategies to transition into your new postdoc community and align your expectations with those of your mentor;
  • Apply career planning tools effectively and create an actionable plan that can both guide and be integrated into day-to-day practice;
  • Develop and implement an action plan to support progress on personal or professional goals that effectively build and sustain resilience;
  • Reflect on your own professional and personal identities and explore how to cultivate and support an inclusive research environment.


Henry (Rique) Campa
Associate Dean, Graduate School
Michigan State University

Sarah Chobot Hokanson
Assistant Provost of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs
Boston University

Denise Drane
Director of Research and Evaluation at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
Northwestern University

Bennett Goldberg
Director of the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
Northwestern University

Robin Greenler
Assistant Director, Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Jessica Maher
Associate Director, Delta Program
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Rick McGee
Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Professional Development
Northwestern University

Antonio Nunez
Associate Dean, Graduate School
Michigan State University

Anne-Sophie Bohrer
Michigan State University




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