Abstract # 28:

Scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2011 12:00 PM-01:30 PM: Session 7 (Salon F (Sixth Floor)) Oral Presentation


CAREERS IN PRIMATOLOGY: OPTIONS OUTSIDE TRADITIONAL TENURE TRAJECTORIES

K. J. Hinde1,2
1California National Primate Research Center, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA, 2Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
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As a follow-up to the 2010 workshop on the academic job market, the 2011 Student Luncheon Workshop will feature a panel of primatologists whose career trajectories diverge from traditional faculty appointments. Each year more PhDs are produced than there are faculty openings. Moreover although exact statistics are rarely available, across the sciences it is estimated that fewer than 50% of students who begin graduate school will eventually earn tenure as a professor. Over box lunches, the panelists will discuss careers in research, conservation, public policy, applied primatology, animal care, and behavioral management. Oftentimes these careers allow for greater interaction with the animals! Additionally, attendees will be provided materials that aggregate information on where to look for job announcements, how to write an effective cover letter, and how to turn your C.V. into a resumé. The workshop will be useful for students at all stages. Q&A and discussion will be a fundamental aspect of the luncheon.