Pursuing an Academic Career Virtual Event Series

Early career negotiations: Negotiating for what you need to be successful: March 28, 2013

Rodin's The Thinker, Columbia University campus Details
~1 hr long

Leaders: Christopher Thorncroft, SUNY at Albany; Kate Miller, Texas A&M University; and Julie Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College

This event has already taken place

This virtual event provides an opportunity to learn about negotiations from experienced faculty and administrators who will offer their perspectives on negotiating for your first faculty position and afterwards as you continue in your faculty career. The presenters have experiences on both sides of the hiring process. Collectively, they (and the webinar series conveners) have held positions at eight colleges and universities, have mentored graduate students and post-docs during the negotiation process, and have negotiated with potential faculty hires. The webinar will include time for questions and discussion. We hope you will join us!

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Goals for participants are:

  • To find out what can be negotiated for your first faculty position
  • To find out more about other negotiations that are possible in your career
  • To learn more about how negotiation works and how it may vary in different settings

Time - 4 pm Eastern | 3 pm Central | 2 pm Mountain | 1 pm Pacific
Duration - 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion. Participants will receive an email with instructions detailing how to log into the event approximately one week prior to the event.
Registration and payment - The registration deadline for this webinar has passed. The cost of the webinar is $30 (or $20 for NAGT members; learn more about becoming a member of NAGT).

Please email Heather Macdonald (rhmacd AT wm.edu) if you have any questions about this event or Molly Kent (mkent AT carleton.edu) if you have technical questions.


Biographical information has been derived from the presenters' faculty web pages

Christopher Thorncroft studies tropical weather and climate. He specializes in the nature and variability of the West African monsoon, including the causes of droughts as well as how West African weather and climate impact hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. Thorncroft currently serves as chair for the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. Learn more from his faculty web page.
Kate Miller studies the application of active source seismology to the origin and evolution of the continental lithosphere. She is the Dean of the College of Geosciences and a Professor of Geology at Texas A&M University. The College of Geosciences includes departments in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Geography, Geology & Geophysics, Oceanography, Environmental Geosciences and Water Management and Hydrologic Science. Learn more from her faculty web page
Julie Bartley studies the early record of life on Earth. In particular she looks at fossils and environments in the 1.6 billion year old Gunflint Iron Formation in Minnesota and Ontario, stromatolites from the high Andes as analogues to ancient ecosystems, and the geochemistry of Proterozoic carbonate rocks. Learn more from her faculty web page.

References and Resources

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Slides from Early career negotiations: Negotiating for what you need to be successful (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.1MB May17 13).

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