Workshop Overview

The application deadline has passed.
The Early Career Geoscience Workshop will be held virtually this year.
If you have already applied and have been accepted to the workshop, the registration form is now available.

The Early Career Geoscience Faculty workshop is for faculty in their first three years of a tenure-track or equivalent position, with priority given to applicants entering their second or third years in their position. If you are in the process of applying for tenure-track or other permanent faculty positions, we encourage you to apply to the Preparing for an Academic Career workshop, which is hosted at Earth Educators Rendezvous each year. While the leaders modify the program a bit each year, you can get an idea of topics covered at the workshop by visiting the 2019 Program.

Workshop Goals for Participants

  • Learn about setting course goals, strategies for active learning, and methods for assessment.
  • Share ideas and strategies for teaching one or more courses.
  • Consider successful strategies for maintaining an active research program and advising/supervising undergraduate and/or graduate research students.
  • Discuss life as an early-career faculty member and explore ways to balance teaching, research, and service responsibilities.
  • Leave with examples of assignments and activities for various courses, strategies for balancing competing demands, a support network of other early career faculty, and a plan for managing your early career as an academic.
See program
for an idea of topics covered »


Workshop costs: All eligible participants will receive a stipend of $800 after participation in the workshop to reimburse the registration for the workshop. The registration fee is $800. The registration fee includes an NAGT membership through 12/31/2020 (a value).*

Application and Selection Criteria

The workshop size is limited. The final list of participants will be established with the goal of assembling a group representing a wide range of experiences and educational environments. Priority is given to those in tenure-track (or equivalent) positions in the geosciences.

The application deadline has passed.

If you have already applied and have been accepted to the workshop, please register by May 22.


The workshop will be held virtually, using Zoom.

COVID-19 Statement: We are paying close attention to global, federal, and local health officials around COVID-19. We are following recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). As a result of the recommendations, we have decided to hold the workshop virtually.

Accommodation Requests

The Early Career workshop conveners are committed to providing universal access to our programming and supporting accommodation requests to the best of our ability, including both disability accommodations as well as other circumstances. We encourage you to apply to for the workshop and can work with you to accommodate your full participation. If selected to participate in the workshop, please check the box on the registration form if you would like a member of our staff to follow up with you to assist with accommodations that support your needs.

Code of Conduct

Please familiarize yourself with the NAGT Code of Conduct prior to attending the workshop:

For More Information

Please contact the workshop conveners at

*NAGT Membership: Accepted participants will receive a code they can use to apply to a regular NAGT membership for the 2020 calendar year ($75 value, only redeemable for NAGT membership). If the participant is already an NAGT member, they can apply the code to renew their 2021 membership for free. Through your NAGT membership, you will be part of a diverse community of geoscientists and educators who support each other by sharing their expertise, share common interests, and pursue common goals. Explore NAGT member benefits.