Monthly Archives: March 2013


PAESMEM is now inviting nominations for its next round of awards; nominations are due June 5, 2013. PAESMEM stands for PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS & ENGINEERING MENTORING, and it’s widely regarded as the nation’s highest mentoring award. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a ‘Teaching Postdoc’ position

I have visited some mathematics departments that offer “teaching postdoc” positions.¬† Clearly, this is a 2-3 year position that involves more teaching than a ‘standard’ postdoc. So, what exactly are these teaching postdocs positions and what are their benefits? The … Continue reading

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The AfterMath Conference: Lessons Learned from a Regional Conference

Have you ever attended a conference focused on preparing for careers in the mathematical sciences? Have you ever considered organizing such a conference? A group of friends and I co-organized such a conference recently, and I’m writing to share some … Continue reading

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Negotiating an Offer

For those that are on the cusp of Phinishing and have had the fortune of receiving an offer from an academic institution, congratulations! If you have not had the opportunity to attend a workshop on negotiating, read on. Your first … Continue reading

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