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This is a conversion of a presentation given at the Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position Workshop given on October 14-16, 2007. The original document was prepared by Marilyn L. Fogel, Carnegie Institution of Washington.

What is a search committee looking for in junior faculty hires?

Marilyn L. Fogel, Carnegie Institution of Washington

In your application:

1) Well crafted cover letter with your background, your vision for the future, names of people you’ve worked with, and why that school needs you.

2) Willingness to teach new classes in a growing field and also within the core curriculum.

3) Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation in the cover letter and all statements!

4) Strong references from people who really know you and your work. Ask your references if they are able to write an excellent letter for you.

5) Personal connection with someone from that department is important, e.g., professors in common or a conversation at a meeting.

Publications and research:

1) Creative and innovative research plans, while also feasible.

2) Ability to “finish” publications from research to writing to submission to rewriting—for a young faculty member about 3-4 papers from dissertation.

3) Continued productivity post PhD including abstracts and published papers-about 2 new projects with 2-3 additional papers.

3) Someone who will set up a new laboratory and take primary responsibility for it.

4) Ability to win small grants with one submission to a major federal agency.

5) Well-planned list of laboratory requirements. Don’t ask for too much or too little. Request equipment in phases.

Prior to the interview—to do list:

1) Build a good seminar including dissertation and current research with a hint of future research goals that can be understood by non-specialists. Practice in front of your postdoc mentor and colleagues!

3) Show some pizzazz and style. Find clothing that looks good and feels comfortable. Wear it before you go on interviews.

4) Develop a brief 1-2 sentence statement about you and your research for people outside your academic area (e.g., Deans).

5) Do your homework! Know the people in the department and university.

Questions & Answers

Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
hi
Loga
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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