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

 


Why the STEM gender gap is overblown
PBS NewsHour
There are two universally accepted "truths" about women and STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The first is that men outnumber women in in these fields, and the second is that women are socialized to avoid STEM as career choices, because society considers them "unfeminine." On closer inspection, it turns out that these "truths" are nothing more than assumptions, and that these assumptions are inconsistent with the facts. Here are the facts.
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Report: Non-STEM fields increasingly require STEM skills
U.S. News & World Report
It's becoming increasingly difficult to define who is and is not included in America's modern STEM – or science, technology, engineering and math – workforce, simply because technical proficiency is becoming mandatory in a diverse body of occupations. STEM worker shortages have garnered plenty of headlines in recent years as an increasingly technical and automated job market demands more out of its workers. But a recent report from the National Science Board argues such complaints have been around since the 1950s and that they're ultimately not a good use of time.
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5 ways to keep going when the job search is getting you down
TIME
Looking for a new job is filled with constant emotional highs and lows. Battling the fear of the unknown of if you will ever find a job is enough to make anyone feel frustrated, anxious and downright bummed. Job hunting is an intense process that can seriously mess with your mood. For most people, your career is closely linked to your identity, so you may feel like searching for a job is like searching for a piece of yourself — and until that piece is in place, you can feel unsettled and incomplete.
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Can a selfie video cover letter help you land you a dream job?
MainStreet
To online resumes, LinkedIn profiles, social media searches, keywords and the other tools of 21st Century job hunting, you can now add video cover letters. According to one study by research firm Aberdeen Group, 65 percent of employers are using video to screen applicants. If you haven't been asked by a target employer to include video in your application, you probably will soon. So now is the time to get your video cover letter ready, or at least begin planning how you'll put one together. First, know what a video cover letter is — and isn't.
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7 things to know about STEM careers
CBS
Occupations employing the largest percentages of Americans often don't pay well, and it's likely little surprise that fatter paychecks can be found in the seemingly harder-to-land jobs in science, technology engineering and math, or STEM jobs.
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Can STEM and app-based technology play a role in eliminating the gender and wage gap for women?
The Huffington Post
We know that an equitable and prosperous world is only possible when women have direct access to flexible and equal earning opportunities. Yet, in 2015 women in the U.S. make only 78 cents if you are White for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 22 percent. The effect of the gender gap is most oppressive for women of color. In the U.S. Latinas working full time make 56 cents and African American women earn 64 cents to every dollar earned by their male white coworkers.
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Avoid these 5 pitfalls of job hunting
U.S. News & World Report
Job seekers often do almost everything "right" but are tripped up by a simple, avoidable mistake. Here are some of the most common, but preventable, pitfalls you should avoid.
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