Becoming Competitive for a Teaching (and research) Position: Part II

By Joseph Provost Job hunting season Advertisement an open position can be an expensive proposition for most schools, especially when most institutions will be hiring several positions each year.  To reduce costs, most schools will only advertise in one or two locations. The publications and websites most often used for PUI and teaching-centered positions are…

Becoming Competitive for a Teaching (and Research) Position: Part I

By Joseph Provost, University of San Diego The number of articles and blog posts discussing the difficulties of finding a job are disheartening.  The jobs are out there, but the competition is steep.  Research-focused academic jobs are one of many career paths for a Ph.D.  Fortunate graduate students and post doctorates will have mentors or…

ASBMB Degree Accreditation Program Now Accepting Applications!

By Adele Wolfson, Wellesley College and Joseph Provost, University of San Diego The ASBMB accreditation program is open for business.  After several years of planning and listening to the biochemistry and molecular biology community, ASBMB is now taking applications for accreditation.  The ASBMB accreditation program has two components: accreditation of a Department or a Program…