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

 


Study: Few STEM educators view next generation science standards negatively
Education Week
A recent survey of 5,000 K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math teachers and supervisors found that 80 percent of respondents were familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards, and of those, 60 percent held a favorable view of them.
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Job search: 3 online tools to stay on track
Forbes
If you're in active job search mode, you know that staying on top of all the networking conversations, job postings and follow-up tasks is no easy feat. But if you don't keep all those moving parts and pieces organized, you'll likely slip up and derail your progress.
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How to get more girls involved with STEM
TIME
Three years ago, Jordan Simmons enrolled in an Advanced Placement computer science class in her Houston public high school. She was the only girl and the only African-American student in the class. When Jordan aced her midterm exam, her teacher responded not with praise, but with accusations of cheating. What's most surprising — and inspiring — about Jordan's story is that she stuck with studying computer science. Many teenage girls don't.
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Job interviews are 2-way streets: How to ask your questions, too
Lifehacker
Job interviews are your best opportunity to make sure you're not walking into a minefield if you get an offer. Unfortunately, most of us spend the entire thing just answering questions. It should be a two-way street. Here's how to take control and make sure your side of the street actually gets some traffic.
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A broader focus on academic lab safety
Science
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities — which comprises more than 230 institutions and university systems from every state, the District of Columbia, Mexico, Canada, Guam, Samoa, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands — has formed a task force on laboratory safety. The new group "will provide research universities with recommendations and guidance on the most appropriate strategies to enhance a culture of laboratory safety," according to a 23 April announcement.
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3 editing secrets for writing your best cover letter yet
Mashable
You know that it's beneficial to have a second set of eyes review your application materials. Someone who can tell you that your resume looks good — except for that part where you misspelled your own name (FYI, you can check that, too!). Or that your writing sample is impressive, but that it would be even better if you used the correct version of "their." But sometimes, no one is available.
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How do you manage job search frustration?
Fortune
What makes the average job search difficult is the fact that you're making no progress. It's apply, apply, apply, apply, and when the stars align, you have a job. Imagine on the other hand that you were getting consistent feedback and progress. Every day, you learn something new, and four weeks in, you know you're 40 percent of the way through your job search, and that you can expect to have a good job by week 10. Even if the search takes exactly the same amount of time, it's a lot less frustrating.
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