Demystifying the Chalk Talk: Q&A with Christopher Stubbs
Required for most faculty searches in the sciences, chalk talks remain mysterious because they're rarely open to graduate students or postdocs.
In an informal Q&A on December 6, 2017, Prof. Stubbs, seeks to demystify this crucial component of the search process, based on his long-standing experience as a senior faculty member in Physics. He reviews top 10 Do’s and Don’ts and answers questions such as: What’s the point of the chalk talk? What are departments looking for? How should I prepare? How should I involve my PI? How to balance vision and deliverables? How to structure my talk? How should I use the board? How do I handle difficult, occasionally antagonistic, questions during the talk? And many more!