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A Career at a Small College: Integrating Teaching and Research

Amy Cheng Vollmer
Isaac H. Clothier Jr. Professor of Biology
Swarthmore College

Preparing for a career at a four-year college, with a focus on undergraduate students, requires you to balance teaching and research.  Come and learn about different ways to obtain teaching experience and what kinds of systems and questions lend themselves to productive research by undergraduate students.  There will also be advice about your application, letters of recommendation, mentoring, networking and resources about pedagogy – and plenty of time for Q&A.  While the presenter’s perspective is from the sciences, Dr. Amy Cheng's nearly 30-year experience at Mills and Swarthmore Colleges, interacting with colleagues in the humanities and social sciences, her remarks and advice will be pertinent to graduate students and postdocs of all disciplines.