[ES_JOBS_NET] Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences workshop

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Mar 8 14:32:22 MST 2017

This is a great workshop!

Please help us publicize this workshop by forwarding this email to graduate
students and post-docs at your institution, and to others who might be
interested.  Note the* deadline of April 1 *to apply for travel stipends.

*Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences workshop* at the Earth
Educators Rendezvous:

July 17-19, 2017

University of New Mexico


For the second year in a row, the Preparing for an Academic Career workshop
will be offered as one of the workshops at the Earth Educators' Rendezvous
<http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2017/index.html>. This format
will allow participants to design an experience that capitalizes on our
strong workshop content in the morning, participate in optional lunchtime
discussions with senior colleagues, and then to choose among workshops,
panels, and plenary sessions that are part of the Earth Educator Rendezvous
on Monday-Wednesday afternoon and evenings.

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

The 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 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 application materials.
   - 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:


See the Rendezvous registration page for details about registration fees,
housing options, and other logistics


Travel funds of up to $500 to support your participation are available.
Please see Travel Stipend Application
to apply for travel stipend is April 1.*

To register, go to the Earth Educators' Rendezvous registration page
<http://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2017/registration.html> and
select the Preparing for an Academic Career workshop as the morning
workshop you plan to attend.  We will accept registrations until the
workshop is full.

Workshop Conveners:

Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University

Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College
Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University

Gary Weissman, University of New Mexico

Lisa Gilbert, Williams College

Lisa Gilbert
Associate Professor, Williams College
Geosciences & Marine Science at Williams-Mystic
75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355 USA860-572-5359 x6
<(860)%20572-5359> (office), 860-572-5302 x5034 <(860)%20572-5302>


** I am on sabbatical during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta
Biogeography and Biogeochemistry Research Group
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
550 North Park St
Madison, WI 53706
marinspiotta at wisc.edu

Office/Lab: Science Hall 223/230
Lab phone: 608-262-1855
Biogeolab website: marinspiotta.com
STEMdiversity at UW-Madison: stemdiversity.wisc.edu

Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN): eswnonline.org
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