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Pursuing an Academic Career Virtual Event Series

Developing a thriving research program and balancing it with teaching, service and other passions: May 2, 2012

Richard Yuretich leads a session on keeping seminars lively and engaging, at the 2007 workshop for Early Career Faculty in the Geosciences. Photo by Carol Ormand.

Note: This webinar has already taken place. See the References, resources, and the presentation from this virtual event.

2 pm Eastern | 1 pm Central | 12 pm Mountain | 11 am Pacific (1 hr)

Leaders: Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College; Michael Williams, University of Massachusetts; Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Registration deadline: April 27, 2012

Maintaining an active, even thriving, research program can be a very satisfying part of faculty life, but the many demand on faculty time can lead to stress and frustration. This webinar provides ideas for developing or maintaining an active research program in the context of a university or college faculty position. In addition, we will discuss strategies for balancing a research program with the other responsibilities and interests. The presenters represent a range of academic positions, academic settings, and research specialties. During the webinar, we will have time for questions and discussion. We hope you will join us!

Jump down to: References, resources, and the presentation from this virtual event

Goals for participants are to:

Time - 2 pm Eastern | 1 pm Central | 12 pm Mountain | 11 am Pacific
Duration - 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Blackboard Collaborate web conference software with questions and discussion, time permitting. Participants will receive an email with instructions detailing how to log into the event approximately one week prior to the event.
Registration - There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space. Space is limited to 80, so please be sure you can commit before registering. Registration closes when the spaces fill or April 27, 2012, whichever comes first. Please complete the registration form if you are interested and able to participate.
Preparation - To prepare for this virtual event, please consider one research project that you would like to pursue or expand as a new faculty member. Write down a short summary of the project and some ideas about its "broader significance" for your teaching and outreach interests. In what type of educational institution are you most interested in carrying out this research? With this context in mind, write down several things that will be necessary in order for you to be able to carry out this research (money, equipment, analyses, field time, etc.).

Please email Rachel Beane (rbeane AT bowdoin.edu) if you have any questions about this event or Monica Bruckner (mbruckne AT carleton.edu) if you have technical questions.

Presenters

Rachel Beane is a Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science at Bowdoin College where she has been on the faculty since 1998 and served as department chair. She has been a co-leader for On the Cutting Edge Early Career, Preparing for an Academic Career, and Pursuing an Academic Career workshops. Her introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses emphasize field- and instrument-based laboratories and writing, and incorporate interactive teaching activities and authentic research projects. Her research interests include convergent margin processes, ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism, and microstructural studies using electron backscatter diffraction.

Mike Williams is a Professor of Geology and Department Head at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Mike's research is focused at the cross-roads of ductile structural geology, metamorphic petrology, igneous petrology, and tectonics. Much of his research has involved Precambrian rocks (southwestern U.S.A. or northern Canada) but he has been increasingly involved with rocks of western New England.

Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Francisca's research interests are in palynology, sedimentology, and geoinformatics and she has been a co-leader for the On the Cutting Edge Preparing for an Academic Career workshop series.

References and Resources

Presentation

Watch the ScreenCast (Quicktime MP4 Video 90.8MB May2 12) recording of this webinar.

Developing a thriving research program and balancing it with teaching, service and other passions (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.5MB May2 12) - Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College; Michael Williams, University of Massachusetts; Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Missouri University of Science and Technology. Presentation slides from May 2, 2012 webinar.

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