PD Resources

This list is curated for postdoctoral fellows in the Center for Humanities & Information; other resources are circulated via #psuchipd.

For Postdocs

Making the Most of Your Postdoc by Victoria Reyes for Inside Higher Ed

How to Make the Most of a Prestigious Postdoc by Karen Kelsky for The Chronicle

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Penn State (including their Postdoctoral Professional Development Calendar of events)

Penn State Postdoctoral Society

On Research, Writing & Publication

Becoming a Productive Faculty Writer — A Summary of Best Practices from the U of Oregon’s Division of Equity & Inclusion (with a long list of links to still other resources)

On Writing the Book Proposal: An Interview with Dawn Durante by Keisha N. Blain for the African American Intellectual History Society

How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing by Paul J. Silvia

The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities by Eric Hayot

On Job Searches

The Professor Is In blog by Karen Kelsky

Connected Academics: Preparing Doctoral Students of Language and Literature for a Variety of Careers from the Modern Language Association

General Career Guidance

Chronicle Forums

Conditionally Accepted blog by Eric Anthony Grollman for Inside Higher Ed

“Making It” in the Academy through Horizontal Mentoring by Pamela VanHaitsma & Steph Ceraso

Why Mentor Matches Fail by Kerry Ann Rockquemore for Inside Higher Ed

For Instructors & Students at Penn State

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (list of upcoming workshops & training here)

Canvas LMS (series of trainings for Penn State faculty & instructors)

Office of Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship (also offers Canvas trainings, along with a variety of others)

LGBTQA Student Resource Center (also offers resources for faculty & staff)

EPPIC, the English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center (offers training for faculty & staff on working with international students)

Penn State Learning (offers tutoring in writing)

Undergraduate Speaking Center (offers tutoring for speaking)

Multicultural Resource Center

Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Office of Veterans Programs

Pasquerilla Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development

Also at Penn State

Find Funding resources, including SciVal database, from the office of Vice President for Research

Career & Professional Development from the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences (geared to the sciences, but some general resources as well)