[ES_JOBS_NET] Workshop: Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences, July 18-20, 2016, Madison, WI

Ankur Desai desai at aos.wisc.edu
Tue Feb 2 09:04:24 MST 2016

This year, NAGT/On the Cutting Edge will again be offering a workshop on Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences.
  http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2016/program/morning_workshops/w1/index.html <http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2016/program/morning_workshops/w1/index.html>
Please help us publicize this workshop by forwarding this email to graduate students and post-docs at your school, and to others who might be interested.  Note first deadline of FEB 10 to apply for travel/registration stipends; second deadline will be April 1

This year, the Preparing for an Academic Career workshop will be offered in a new format as one of the workshops at the Earth Educators' Rendezvous <http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2016/index.html>. This format will allow participants to design an experience that capitalizes on our strong workshop content in the morning, to choose among workshops, panels, and plenary sessions that are part of the Earth Educator Rendezvous on Monday-Wednesday afternoon and re-join the workshop group for evening career-related discussions on Monday and Tuesday.

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

Three main goals of the workshop are for participants to improve their application and interview skills for academic jobs, become more effective at goal-setting and time management, and broaden their network (of colleagues and resources) to help jump-start their teaching and research as a faculty member.  During the workshop and associated Rendezvous opportunities, each participant will:
Learn about academic careers in different educational settings (e.g., two-year colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, universities).
Develop a plan for your next career stage. Set goals to move toward that plan.
Learn about the job search process and improve your job applications: learn about documenting strengths and accomplishments in teaching and research, and develop or revise your teaching statement.
Improve your communication skills: the elevator pitch and interviews.
Explore aspects of effective and innovative teaching. Make your own selections from Monday-Wednesday afternoon Rendezvous workshops and sessions. These are open to you and included in registration.
You can find more details on the workshop website:
http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2016/program/morning_workshops/w1/index.html <http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2016/program/morning_workshops/w1/index.html>  which includes a link to the detailed workshop agenda.  

Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences workshop at the Earth Educators Rendezvous:  
July 18-20, 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison

See the Rendezvous registration page for details about registration fees, housing options, and other logistics
http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2016/registration.html <http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2016/registration.html>

Travel funds of up to $500 to support your workshop registration, travel, and lodging are available. Please see Travel Stipend Application <http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2016/travel_stipends.html>. Early deadline to apply for travel stipend is February 10, later deadline is April 1.

This year we are using a registration process, so when you are ready to sign up for the workshop, please go ahead and register for the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, selecting the Preparing for an Academic Career workshop as the workshop you plan to attend.  We will accept registrations until the workshop is full.  

Workshop Conveners:
Ankur Desai, University of Wisconsin
Lisa Gilbert, Williams College
Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College

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