[Grad-postdoc-assn] Workshop: Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences - for grad students and post-docs

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Thu Mar 10 20:40:20 MST 2011

Hi all,

The deadline for this workshop is FRIDAY the 11th! 

Raj Panya forwarded this on to me.  He participated in the workshop in 
the past and recommends it highly.  Lincoln, NE isn't that far away 
(about 500 miles and 7 hours by car according to mapquest). 

Please note the virtual events listed near the end of the announcement 
as well.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Workshop: Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences
- for grad students and post-docs
Date: 	Wed, 9 Mar 2011 03:04:12 +0000
From: 	Heather Macdonald <rhmacd at wm.edu>
To: 	pandya at ucar.edu <pandya at ucar.edu>

Hello Raj,

Below is an announcement about a workshop for graduate students and
post-docs who are interested in an academic career in the geosciences.

It would be helpful if you could forward to any SOARS alumni who are
currently grad students and post-docs AND to UCAR post-docs and any grad


Note the application DEADLINE of March 11


Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: A Workshop for
Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows

June 6-9, 2011

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Conveners: Barbara Tewksbury, Katryn Wiese, Robyn Wright Dunbar, and
Edwin Harvey

Application deadline: March 11, 2011


This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students and
post-doctoral fellows who are interested in pursuing academic careers.
Session topics focus on becoming both a successful teacher and
researcher. The workshop will include faculty panels on academic careers
and the academic job search, short presentations structured discussions,
small-group collaboration, 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.

The workshop size is limited. Preference will be given to those entering
or soon to enter the academic job market. Workshop application is online


The workshop application must be completed on-line by March 11. 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. Each workshop applicant will need to contact the faculty
member, providing the email he/she will use in the application and
giving the faculty member 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.

The workshop will begin on the evening of Monday, June 6, 2011, and will
conclude after dinner on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Optional additional
workshop sessions will be held on Monday afternoon, June 6 and in the
morning on Thursday June 9.

In addition to the workshop, we have other resources for grad students
and post-docs:

+ A series of virtual events on Pursuing an Academic Career in the
Geosciences which has three virtual events in the coming months and our
set of web resources on Preparing for an Academic Career


+ Web resources on Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences


Please forward to others who may be interested in this workshop.



Heather Macdonald

Department of Geology

College of William and Mary

PO Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA23187-8795


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