Careers in Academia

All set for a thrilling career in academic research? Here are a few resources that will help you pave your own path towards a successful career in academia:

Career in independent research:

1. The road map for early-career scientists: APractical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, SecondEdition. This book, co-sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI is an excellent guide for fine tuning your approach towards transitioning from postdoc to your first academic job.

2. Resources at Hopkins:

The Office of Faculty Development at Hopkins offers many courses for early scientists to develop their skills in leadership, grant writing and research, effective mentoring, work life balance and more. Contact the office for programs open to postdocs.

Professional Developmentoffice at Hopkins conducts workshops and seminars all year round for postdocs, graduate students and faculty to help them gain expertise in grant writing, writing a research CV, applying for jobs and managing a successful research career.


Career in Teaching:

Johns Hopkins has several resources for biomedical researchers who want to acquire skills for a successful career in teaching.

  1. Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education: resources to "Improve your Teaching" : Excellent resources for acquiring skills in medical and biomedical teaching methods, assessment adult learning principles and many other useful resources for future teachers.
  2. Center for Teaching and Learning at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health provides resources to postdocs and young faculty at the School of Public health, offering training in teaching techniques, course management technologies, strategies for increasing student engagement and implementation of public health practice and training through development of online courses.
  3. The Professional development office offers a program for postdocs to gain experience in teaching undergraduate students at several local universities, including Notre Dame of Maryland University, Towson University and Loyola University of Maryland. The program accepts applications in June-July and candidates are selected by the University for teaching in the fall or spring semester. Each university has a specific eligibility criteria, curriculum and time commitment, for more details contact the JHMI PDO