Workshop Overview

The Early Career Geoscience Faculty workshop is for faculty in their first three years of a faculty 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.

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.

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Workshop costs: The registration fee for the 2024 workshop is $1200. Lodging, breakfasts (for those staying in workshop lodging) and some lunches and dinners are included in the cost of registration. There will be stipends available, for eligible* participants, to help defray costs of registration and travel. The registration fee includes a membership in NAGT, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, through 12/31/2024 (a $75 value).

Stipends: In the cases where the cost of attending this workshop would cause financial hardship, you will be able to apply for a stipend to defray the costs. Note that stipends are disbursed following the workshop. We will notify you of your stipend application status prior to the registration deadline. The stipend application deadline is April 15.

*To be eligible for the stipend, the participant must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Registration fees are paid at time of registration - before the workshop - and scholarships will be disbursed following the workshop, provided the participant participates in the full workshop and meets the eligibility requirements.

Travel: Participants or their home institutions must provide transportation to and from the workshop.

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 was March 15.


The workshop will be held at Macalester College, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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.

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