Academic conferences are a great way to network with professionals in your field and to present your research. At the stage in your program when you’re ready to go on the job market, academic conferences take on a new meaning.
Searching for an academic position takes work. In fact, you might consider it a “job” without the fringe benefits. To a certain degree, your field of study and the type of position you’re searching for will determine when you start the process.
A postdoctoral scholar is an individual who holds a doctorate and has accepted a temporary “training opportunity” to gain additional research experience to further prepare him or her to pursue a career in academe, industry, government or the non-p