[pccgrads] Workshop - Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences

Hilary Palevsky palevsky at u.washington.edu
Tue Mar 1 19:46:17 PST 2016

A reminder about this excellent workshop opportunity. I attended last year
and found it very valuable. Let me know if you have any questions!


This year, NAGT/On the Cutting Edge will again be offering a workshop on
*Preparing **for an Academic Career in the Geosciences*.

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. To apply for travel/registration stipends; the deadline is April

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

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:

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


Travel funds of up to $500 to support your workshop registration, travel,
and lodging are available. Please see Travel Stipend Application
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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Hilary Palevsky
PhD Candidate, Chemical Oceanography
University of Washington
School of Oceanography
Email: palevsky at u.washington.edu
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