Saturday, March 14, 2009

Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows

Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows

July 16-July 19, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Application DEADLINE is March 18, 2009

The workshop web page above has links to the workshop overview, the application form, and the faculty endorsement form. (applicants will need to ask a faculty member to endorse their application using the on-line form - endorsement to be submitted by March 25).

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

The workshop will include faculty panels on academic careers and the academic job search, short presentations on various topics, structured discussions, and informal interaction and conversation. Participants will leave with a broad understanding of academic options, specific strategies for developing as teachers and scholars and for meeting competing demands, and an expanded network of colleagues. 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.

The workshop size is limited. Preference will be given to those entering or soon to enter the academic job market.

The workshop application must be completed on-line by March 18.

An important part of each application is a statement of endorsement from a faculty member. The endorsement is a brief statement regarding the potential of the applicant to benefit from and contribute to the workshop. You will need to contact the faculty member, providing the email you will use in the application and giving them the link to the endorsement form (given below)

Many of the operational costs of the workshop as well as on-site expenses are covered by a grant from the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education. Participants or their home institutions must provide transportation to and from the workshop. We have some funds for workshop/travel stipends and will provide more information about those after application decisions are made.

APPLICATION FORM - deadline March 18

1 comment:

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