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Pursuing an Academic Career:
An On the Cutting Edge Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-docs

Goals Sheet 1
Photo by J. Lewis

This workshop has already taken place.


Beginning an academic career is challenging. This workshop offered resources for and insights into designing effective courses, writing clear research and teaching statements, and other aspects of applying to and starting academic positions.

Description and Goals

This workshop was targeted to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows planning a future academic career. Goals for participants were to:

  • Discuss components of compelling teaching and research statements.
  • Write effective course goals.
  • Share and critically review assignments and activities.
  • Meet others pursuing academic careers.
  • Leave feeling better prepared to communicate your own teaching and research ideas.

Workshop Conveners


This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education .



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