Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows
July 29-August 1, 2010 – Stanford University
Application deadline is March 10, 2010
This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students and
post-doctoral fellows who are interested in pursuing academic
careers. 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 10. 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 travel stipends and will provide more information about those
after application decisions are made.
This workshop is offered through the professional development
program, On the Cutting Edge, sponsored by the National Association
of Geoscience Teachers. Our website on Preparing for an Academic
Career in the Geosciences is a great resource.