[ES_JOBS_NET] Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Jan 13 21:36:12 MST 2017

Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty

July 9-13, 2017 with optional visit to NSF on July 14
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Application Deadline: March 22, 2017


Join us for a multi-day workshop in a stimulating and resource-rich
environment where you will participate in sessions on topics including
effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research
program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing
professional and personal responsibilities, and time management.


The Early Career Geoscience Faculty workshop is designed for those in their
first three years of a tenure-track or equivalent faculty position. If you
are in the process of applying for tenure-track or other permanent faculty
positions, we encourage you to apply both to this workshop and to the
Preparing for an Academic Career workshop, with a note that you are in the
process of applying for faculty positions.
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
   - 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


*On-site costs:* The workshop registration fee is estimated at ~$1250
($1200 for NAGT members). The registration fee will cover accommodations in
dorms, and some meals. Travel is not included in the registration fee.

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

*Stipends*: In the cases where the cost of attending this workshop would
cause financial hardship, you can apply for a stipend
<http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/workshops/StipendHome.html>, to
defray the costs.
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 is March 22, 2017.*
Facilities The workshop will be held at the University of Maryland in
College Park, Maryland.
For More Information Please contact Tessa Hill tmhill at ucdavis.edu,

This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development
program for current and future geoscience faculty, and is sponsored by the
National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by NAGT,
and a grant from the National Science Foundation - Division of
Undergraduate Education and other contributing sponsors.
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