Looking beyond the lab


Excerpt: "Earlier this year, when I was looking for my next professional position, I had the chance to view a webinar (now a members-only privilege) presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science titled “Thinking outside the lab: finding a fulfilling nonresearch career.” A panel of speakers with mixed experiences that led them to positions outside of the lab relayed their personal journeys and the necessary skills they developed along their paths. The webinar was full of gems that are crucial when navigating the career world away from the bench. Here, I recap some of the major points."

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Moving into administration: Is it really that difficult?


This is the second article in an occasional series about transitioning from the faculty ranks into university administration. In February, Benjamin D. Caldwell, dean of the Missouri Western State University Graduate School, wrote about the routes to administration positions, how the transition affects relationships and duties, and other considerations. Here, Caldwell and Mary Huff, assistant dean of Bellarmine University’s College of Arts and Sciences in Kentucky, explore shared experiences as administrators at regional institutions.

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