Preparing for Tenure: A Workshop for Tenure-Track Faculty

Friday, October 7, 2011, 5 pm to 8 pm at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Fall Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Whether you have just landed a tenure-track position or are going up for tenure next year, its important to be proactive in your pre-tenure career and ultimately put forth a strong tenure application. This informal evening workshop will be offered at GSA for those preparing for tenure. This is an opportunity to ask questions and get advice on topics such as pre-tenure strategic planning, department politics, organizing your CV, and writing your narrative (personal statement). Previous participants highly rated their experience in the workshop.

CEU: 0.3.

Cosponsors: On the Cutting Edge, GSA Geoscience Education Division.

To register go to: ( This site may be offline. )

Workshop registration and payment are due by September 30, 2011.

Workshop location: University of St. Thomas (1000 LaSalle Ave). Main entrance is (TMH) Terrence Murphy Hall at the corner of LaSalle Ave and 10th Street. Closet GSA hotel is the Doubletree (but all are within easy walking distance). All course leaders and attendees will walk through this entrance and check in at a central registration desk. Our Course Room number is: TMH 252.

Workshop Conveners:

  • Kristen St. John, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University
  • R. Mark Leckie, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

This workshop was part of the professional development program On the Cutting Edge, sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education. Additional support was provided by the AGU Education program.

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