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Academic Career Profiles

One way to assess whether a particular career track might be right for you is to read about the lives of people who have chosen that track – what they do day to day, what the challenges and rewards of their jobs are, and so on. The profiles below offer a window into many different possible career tracks in the geosciences.


Profiles of "Preparing for an Academic Career" Workshop Leaders

The life of a professor (or instructor) can vary greatly, because of the great variety of academic institutions. While none of the profiles below is meant to be "representative" of a particular academic setting, collectively they help to illustrate this variety. The geoscientists shown below have been leaders of the Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences Workshops. You can search the collection by highest degree granted (by their department), by typing text into the search box, or just by browsing.



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Career Profile: Tim Bralower part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I received a BA from Oxford University in Earth Science in 1980. I then came over to the US and went to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. My first year was pretty much a disaster and I failed my oral ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Kurt Friehauf part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I earned my B.S. degree at Colorado State University (5+ years) because I grew up in Fort Collins, didn't have a car with which to leave town, and I could just afford tuition by cooking in a nice restaurant ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Lawford Anderson part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I received a BA in geology (with minor in History) from Trinity University in 1970 and a MS and Ph.D. in geology (minor in Chemistry) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1972 and 1975, respectively. In the ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Robyn Dunbar part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I have a BA in Geology from Trinity University. I knew I wanted to be a university professor before I knew what my major would be. I earned my Masters (marine sedimentology) and PhD (sed/strat)from Rice University. ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Kathleen Surpless part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I went to a small liberal arts college (Amherst College), majored in Geology, and went directly into a PhD program (Stanford University). I was always planning on a career in academia, and did my best to get ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Mike Phillips part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I received my Bachelors ('86) and Masters ('90) at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. As an undergraduate, I was involved in student orientation for three years and a Resident Assistant in a dorm ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

Career Profile: David Steer part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I graduated from West Point with a B.S. in engineering and a minor in physics. While on active duty I earned an M.Eng. in applied physics and taught calculus-based physics at West Point as an instructor. I left ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Jean Bahr part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
B.A. Geology Yale University 1976 4 years of geotechnical/hydrogeologic consulting prior to entering graduate school, including 2 years based in Mali, West Africa M.S. 1985 and Ph.D. 1987 Applied Earth Sciences ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Liz Canuel part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
After completing a B.S. in Chemistry, I worked as a technician for four years at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I then completed a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Jenny Furlong part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I am not a geoscientist, but I work with geoscience graduate students as a university career counselor. I earned my bachelor's degree in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University, and my Ph.D. in ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.


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