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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Fisk University (www.fisk.edu) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chemistry to begin as early as May 2015.

 


Paving the way: 28 amazing women, trailblazing science
Scientific Computing
Breakthrough science requires pioneers. People who combine brilliance with courage, even in the face of daunting opposition. The women who paved the way for modern scientific exploration exemplify this spirit; grappling not only with fundamental questions of the universe, but with discrimination and societal constraints that often stripped them of scientific credit. You may know some of those names — Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace. Here are 14 more, paired with contemporary women doing trailblazing work in the same field with support from the National Science Foundation. This list is by no means comprehensive. Dig deeper into any of these stories, and you'll find many more amazing women in STEM.
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What's wrong your with resume?
Business 2 Community
A career coach provides his insight: I have been a career coach for 17 years, and every day, I see horrible resumes. I have helped countless people rewrite their career history over the years and have created more than 1,000 career history summaries. This piece of paper is so significant, but you typically only have about five seconds to make an impression on a recruiter. With the increasing competition in the job market, resume tips have practically become as valuable as winning lotto numbers.
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7 strategies for keeping women in STEM fields
Reuters
Women who enter science and engineering fields often leave prematurely – and if they stay, many don't advance as quickly as their male counterparts. Now an academic panel has developed a seven-point plan for achieving gender equity in so-called STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. The 28-member Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering Working Group hopes to "ensure that women not just enter science, but remain, compete and truly excel in scientific careers."
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Want to get more girls into STEM? Give them real-world work
MindShift
In an effort to encourage girls' interest in STEM, a high school in Massachusetts is giving students a chance to apply their skills at the school's help desk. Students can join, regardless of their tech savviness, and learn on the job. The program's combination of strong, fun, female role models and hands-on learning has helped boost girls' confidence and excitement about technology.
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What you need to know about cover letters
U.S. News & World Report
Do you agonize over what to say in a cover letter, or do you simply change the contact information and hit "send"? Do you need to send one at all? The reality is that everyone receiving applications has a different method and opinion of cover letters, and that impacts when and if your letter gets read. So what approach do you take? Stick with these tips.
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Top 10 tips for resume greatness
The Huffington Post
Given all the new school social media outlets and apps for job searching — LinkedIn, Twitter, Jobr and Emjoyment — to name a few, is there even a need for resumes anymore? While the times certainly are a-changin' with more creative approaches surfacing, we haven't seen the end of resumes yet. They remain the centerpiece of most job applications. Until it goes the way of the buffalo, you need to make sure you get your resume right.
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A CEO explains 2 costly mistakes job seekers make
Business Insider
The job search process is stressful and complex — it oftentimes makes us feel like the world is against us, and we can be quick to blame our failed attempts on the recruiting process. Most of the time, however, we're the ones to blame for not landing the job interview or position.
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