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Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences Workshop

Note: the 2012 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 2012 workshop.

June 27-30, 2012
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


The deadline for applications was March 8, 2012.

This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. 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.

Workshop Conveners

Heather Macdonald, Geology Department, College of William & Mary
David McConnell, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University

Workshop Leaders

Erin Kraal, Kutztown University
Rachel O'Brien, Allegheny College
Dana Royer, Wesleyan University
Jacob Sewall, Kutztown University
Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College
Sandra Yuter, North Carolina State University

Cutting Edge Staff

Monica Bruckner, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

Laura Lukes, North Carolina State University (workshop registration)


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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