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Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences Workshop

Note: the 2011 workshop is over. Find out more about the "Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences" workshops, or read on for more information about the 2011 workshop.

June 6-9, 2011
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska


The deadline for applications was March 11, 2011.

This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are interested in pursuing academic careers. Faculty members and administrators will provide guidance and information that will help participants to be stronger candidates for academic positions and to succeed in academic jobs. Session topics focus on becoming both a successful teacher and researcher. Each participant will develop a personal action plan and will take home ideas to improve teaching immediately.

Note: We have also developed a set of online resources for folks who are preparing for an academic career in the geosciences. These webpages focus on the job search process, preparing to teach, and moving your research forward. You do not have to attend the workshop to view these pages.


Follow the links below for information about each of the workshop conveners and leaders.

Workshop Conveners

Barbara Tewksbury , Hamilton College
Katryn Wiese, Geology and Oceanography, City College of San Francisco
Robyn Wright Dunbar, Center for Teaching & Learning, Stanford University
Edwin Harvey, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Workshop Leaders

Devin Castendyk, Department of Earth Sciences, SUNY Oneonta
Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rachel O'Brien, Department of Geology, Allegheny College
Michael Williams, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Cutting Edge Staff

Monica Bruckner, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

This workshop is part of On the Cutting Edge, a professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty. The program is supported by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education .




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