Advancing Toward Professorship in Biology, Ecology, and Earth Systems Sciences (ATP in BEESS)
A Professional Development Workshop
April 9-11, 2012 Oregon State University Richardson Hall
Target application deadline is December 5.
The proportion of female PhD recipients in the sciences has steadily increased over the past decade; however, there is attrition at each career transition from PhD to full professor. Women may opt out of academic careers -- instead choosing to work in environments that support the multiple roles that women scientists must balance. This workshop will prepare postdocs and early career scientists to surmount the unique challenges posed to women in BEES fields and lay the foundations for fulfilling careers in academia.
Potential workshop topics include:
Communication in BEES Science
Professional communication skills in a male-dominated field
Interviewing and negotiating
Effective and progressive management skills in the lab and classroom
Development of independent career trajectories
Balancing intrinsic and extrinsic expectation
Fostering productive collaborations
Networking and preventing isolation
Finding and being a good mentor
Integration of multiple roles for a sustainable BEES career
Fieldwork challenges with public, personal life, and field crew
Maintaining personal relationships
Recognizing and surmounting institutionalized sexism
Support for this workshop is provided by a joint program of the George Washington and Gallaudet Universities funded by a National Science Foundation ADVANCE leadership award, and Oregon State University.