A workshop on Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences

i-9dc84d4d9156dccb30d5f62466b4219a-swblocks.jpgI've been to another workshop presented by the same group and I highly recommend them.

Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows
July 16-July 19, 2009
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Application DEADLINE is March 18, 2009


Preference will be given to those entering or soon to enter the
academic job market.

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.

A few more details and some resources for all below the fold...

The workshop program from the 2008 workshop is posted online.

An important part of each application is a statement of endorsement
from a faculty member that is due March 25. The endorsement is a
brief statement regarding the potential of the applicant to benefit
from and contribute to the workshop. Applicants 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

Finally - webresources from Preparing for an Academic Career in the
Geosciences - lots of good information here.

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