Opportunities to Participate


  • Planning meetings: Usually the 2nd Tuesday of each month – Noon – 1:00 PM (lunch provided) if you RSVP (mjnavarr@umich.edu).  Check the website and/or calendar for time, date and location details.
  • MPACE Advisory Committee Opportunities:
  • Other Special events: Several writing groups are active, and  MPACE needs new leadership for FY20.  If you have another topic in mind (e.g., industry job search, etc.), we can help you organize that.
  • New Seminar Series:   Check the MPACE Calendar.  The first seminar is scheduled for January 14, 2020.  Help your colleagues prepare for job talks.
  • New Happy Hour: 4th Thursday of each month, at Rappourt, 6-7 PM.
  • New Coffee/Tea Hour:   Monthly, rotating morning and afternoon – and locations.
  • Writing Groups:  Writing groups for academic applications – Self-paced, peer-mentored writing groups for postdocs interested in putting together an academic application packet. Join us to find a small group to help with feedback on writing your CV, cover letter, and research, teaching and diversity statements!
  • ACADEMIC JOB SEARCH (AJS) Series Tentative SCHEDULE –  2019-2020:  May, July, September, November 15, Noon – 1:30 pm (including lunch), location tbd; January 10, 2020, and March  20, 2020, LEC GM Room.  Topics in the series:  1.  What AJs is all about with advice from successful applicants.  2.  Faculty panel:  The AJS from the other side.  3.  Preparing your application package.  4.  How to succeed in your first round phone/Skype interview.  5.  Negotiating an offer and startup package.  Watch for your invitation and RSVP.

  • Additional resources for University of Michigan postdocs:  Many events now taking place on N. Campus.   http://www.rackham.umich.edu/postdoctoral and https://umpda.rackham.umich.edu/    These require advance registration.