Flatiron Institute Professional Development

Preparing for a New Faculty Job

4th Floor Classroom/4-Simons Foundation (160 5th Avenue)

4th Floor Classroom/4-Simons Foundation

160 5th Avenue


Simons Foundation affiliated scientists who've recently accepted a new faculty job, or who may accept one in the not-too-distant-future, are cordially invited to attend this panel and hear from early career and established faculty on a variety of topics including life on the tenure track, teaching, choosing students, running a lab, writing grants, and other relevant topics.  

Please note that this event will be followed by a dessert reception (make-your-own strawberry shortcakes) from 2:00-3:00 PM in the CCN Pantry, 4th Floor, 160 Fifth Ave.



  • Kelle Cruz, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy (Hunter College), Research Associate (AMNH), and Visiting Scholar (FI)
  • Blakesley Burkhart, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy (Rutgers), and Associate Research Scientist (CCA)
  • Johannes Flick, Associate Research Scientist (CCQ) and Assistant Professor of Physics (CUNY)
  • Dan Needleman, Senior Research Scientist (CCB) and Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology (Harvard)
  • Marsha Berger, Group Leader (CCM) and Emeritus Silver Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics (NYU)
  • Eero Simoncelli, Scientific Director (CCN) and Silver Professor and Professor of Neural Science, Mathematics, Data Science, and Psychology (NYU)



  • Matthew Turner, Flatiron Institute Professional Development Co-Chair and Senior Manager for Center Administration, CCN


Submit questions for our panel via Slido up to and during the June 6th event: https://app.sli.do/event/jsCden3Xj5Xi3JkKt2voXr



For Zoom information, please see the Google calendar invite or contact Matthew Turner.

Matthew Turner, FIPD Co-Chair