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Graduate Students and Post-docs

We have an annual Preparing for an Academic Career workshop along with recordings from webinar series and an associated set of web resources for graduate students and post-docs who are preparing for an academic career in the geosciences. These resources focus on key topics of interest:

Resources for Early Career Faculty Members

We have an annual workshop and an associated set of web resources for early career faculty members in the geosciences. These resources focus on key topics of interest:

Resources for Mid-Career Faculty Members

Explore web-resources for mid-career faculty members that cover topics such as 'making mid-career meaningful', tips and advice for overcoming challenges faced in mid-career, and more.

Past Workshops and Events

Read more about past workshops and events and see outcomes and resources stemming from these events.

2013 webinar series on Effective Strategies for Undergraduate Geoscience Teaching

This series of 4 virtual events offers resources for and insights into effective teaching and teaching philosophies that incorporate active learning and are designed to provide educators with concrete examples of activities and teaching strategies they can use in the classroom. Topics include: jigsaws, (re)designing courses to promote inquiry, concept sketches, and conceptests.

2013 webinar series on Pursuing an Academic Career

This series of 3 webinars offers resources related to effectively communicating your research, early career negotiations, and networking for academic careers. Participants could register for one or more events. Each webinar has been made available as a ScreenCast that you can watch and presentation slides and related resources are also linked from each event page.

2012 webinar series on Pursuing an Academic Career

This series of 5 webinars offers resources related to preparing for an academic job interview in the geosciences, learning to learn:what will they remember in 5 years, linking goals, teaching strategies and assessment to promote effective learning, setting goals for innovative courses, and developing a thriving research program while balancing it with teaching and other responsibilities. Participants could register for one or more events. Each webinar has been made available as a ScreenCast that you can watch and presentation slides and related resources are also linked from each event page.

2011 webinar series on Pursuing an Academic Career

This series of 5 webinars offers resources related to interactive teaching, negotiations in the hiring process, developing yourself as a teacher, strategic early career planning, and exploring the range of faculty positions. Each webinar is available as a ScreenCast that you can watch and presentation slides and related resources are also linked from each event page.

2010 workshop on Pursuing an Academic Career

This one-day workshop will offer resources for and insights into designing effective courses, writing clear research and teaching statements, and other aspects of applying to and starting academic positions. It will be held at the March, 2010, combined Northeastern/Southeastern section meeting of the Geological Society of America, in Baltimore, MD.

2009 workshop on Pursuing an Academic Career

This one-day workshop offers resources for and insights into designing effective courses, writing clear research and teaching statements, and other aspects of applying to and starting academic positions.

2008 Pre-AGU workshop on Strategic Persuasion: A Seminar in Effective Negotiations, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution

This half-day workshop addressed the varying challenges and scenarios that academics face, either pre- or post-tenure. Workshop content included key concepts of negotiation and interest-based solution finding.

Selected bibliography of references on negotiation.

From the leaders of the 2008 workshop on strategic persuasion.

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