Professional and Career Development

Professional Development Travel Award

Dartmouth College Postdoctoral Association (DCPDA) has worked with Dean F. Jon Kull to identify and secure funding to support postdoctoral researchers for activities that directly enhance the individual's professional growth. Each eligible postdoc may apply for a one-time award of up to $750.00. Learn more.

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Professional Association Affiliations

Dartmouth College will sponsor all interested graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff for complimentary 1-year Membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. The College also holds Institutional Membership in the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

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Career Planning Tools

Jump start your science career planning with the award-winning "myIDP," an online tool that will guide you through an examination of your personal and professional goals, and an exploration of career options.

Engage with Imagine PhD, a career exploration and planning tool for the Humanities and Social Sciences.  

Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)

All DCAL services are available to postdocs. Regular offerings include: Future Faculty Teaching Workshop Series; Leaning Community for Future Faculty; Syllabus Design Workshop Series; Teaching Philosophy Workshops; Improvisation for Researchers; Science Education Outreach; TA Workshops Series

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Individual Career Advising

Assistant Dean Victoria Blodgett provides individual career advising support for all career pathways.

Practice Job Talks

We provide food and some additional people when postdocs want to set up a practice job talks.

Annual Postdoc Research Day

Postdoc Presentations, professional development speaker, poseter presentations prize

Professional Development Workshops & presentations

Schedule available on DCPDA calendar. Topics covered include:
Academic Job Search (Summer/Fall); Careers beyond the professorate (Spring); Alumni Panels (ongoing); Career Fairs.
We also advertise widely to postdocs for GPS, DCAL, Research Computing, DEN, and library sponsored events.