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Add to Calendar 11/21/2013 11:00 am 11/21/2013 America/Chicago Physics Careers Seminar: "Big Research to Small College: Pursuing a Career at a Liberal Arts College" DESCRIPTION:

The stereotype of PhD advisers is that they create clones of themselves. Thus the distance between a large university like UIUC and a small liberal arts college seems unconquerable. It is not. A graduate education from UIUC is good preparation for a whole breadth of possible careers, including faculty jobs at small liberal arts colleges. By seeking out teaching experiences and developing a flexible research program, it’s possible to be a competitive applicant for small liberal arts college jobs. If you enjoy working with undergraduates, both in teaching and research, there are some great places to work out there!

Bio: Ellen received her BS in Physics from the College of William and Mary. She completed her PhD at the University of Illinois in the group of J. Gary Eden (in ECE) working on laser induced plasmas and gas-phase recombination dynamics. Following graduate school, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at JILA and the University of Colorado Boulder in the group of Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn, working on ultrafast molecular and nanoparticle dynamics. In August 2013, she joined the faculty at Earlham College as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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Prof. Ellen Keister, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

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Physics Careers Seminar: "Big Research to Small College: Pursuing a Career at a Liberal Arts College"

Speaker Prof. Ellen Keister, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
Date: 11/21/2013
Time: 11 a.m.
Location:

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

Event Contact: Lance Cooper
Sponsor:

Department of Physics

Event Type: Alumni Speaker Seminar
 

The stereotype of PhD advisers is that they create clones of themselves. Thus the distance between a large university like UIUC and a small liberal arts college seems unconquerable. It is not. A graduate education from UIUC is good preparation for a whole breadth of possible careers, including faculty jobs at small liberal arts colleges. By seeking out teaching experiences and developing a flexible research program, it’s possible to be a competitive applicant for small liberal arts college jobs. If you enjoy working with undergraduates, both in teaching and research, there are some great places to work out there!

Bio: Ellen received her BS in Physics from the College of William and Mary. She completed her PhD at the University of Illinois in the group of J. Gary Eden (in ECE) working on laser induced plasmas and gas-phase recombination dynamics. Following graduate school, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at JILA and the University of Colorado Boulder in the group of Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn, working on ultrafast molecular and nanoparticle dynamics. In August 2013, she joined the faculty at Earlham College as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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