The Postdoc Academy is the first comprehensive and flexible professional development online course designed for postdocs and created by postdocs. The Postdoc Academy provides skill development, from orientation to your next career steps and connects you to the experiences of the national postdoc community!
- Explore identities and roles you hold and how they impact your work environment, identify strategies to transition into a new community, and align your expectations with those of your mentor
- Identify and apply strategies to use career planning tools effectively and build an actionable plan that can both guide and be integrated into day-to-day practice
- Build an awareness of your own professional and personal identities and explore strategies to create and support an inclusive research environment
- Develop, implement, and reflect on an action plan to support progress on personal or professional goals that effectively build and sustain work-life resilience
The Postdoc Academy has two program components: (1) an online certificate course through edX and (2) virtual Postdoc Academy Learning Sessions (PALS) at UC Irvine.
Postdoc Academy Certificate Course edX
The Postdoc Academy is a 6-week online course offered on edX. Each week will focus on one theme and contains 2 – 4 hours of content, including video modules, engaging discussion forums, and self-reflection. This course is self-pace and you can complete the course work at any time while the course is running! Participants will have the option to request a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
ENROLL in the Postdoc Academy on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/the-postdoc-academy-succeeding-as-a-postdoc
Postdoc Academy Learning Sessions (PALS) at UC Irvine
Postdoc Academy Learning Sessions, or PALS, are learning communities for postdocs to connect, share and learn from one another at their home institution. Practically speaking, PALS are small groups of postdocs who meet once a week while taking the Postdoc Academy online course. Participating in the online course is optional.
The Summer 2021 PALS series has concluded. An announcement will be sent when registration opens for Winter, 2022.