Professional and Career Development

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.

Professional Development 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.  

Check out the Gradute Career Services page for job searching resources. 

Teaching Support and Professional Development

All Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) services are available to postdocs. Regular offerings include: Future Faculty Teaching Workshop Series; Learning Community for Future Faculty; Syllabus Design Workshop Series; Teaching Philosophy Workshops; TA Workshops Series.

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Individual Career Advising

Reach out to Cindy Rosalbo, Director of Postdoc Affairs, to schedule an appointment to talk about your career plans and job materials. 

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, poster presentations prize