[unav_all] Workshop for grad students and post-docs - Preparing for an Academic Career

Heather Macdonald rhmacd at wm.edu
Thu Mar 9 05:32:08 MST 2006


Please forward this to graduate students and post docs who are interested 
in academic careers.

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

July 27-30, Stanford University
Application deadline is March 17, 2006

The workshop page has links to the workshop overview and application form

This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students and 
post-doctoral fellows who are interested in pursuing academic careers. 
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. Session topics focus on becoming 
both a successful teacher and researcher.

Selection Criteria
The workshop size is limited. The final set of participants will be 
established with a goal of assembling a diverse and interactive group 
representing a range of experiences, educational environments, career 
aspirations, and specialties. Preference will be given to those entering or 
soon to enter the academic job market.

Application must be made on-line by March 17. An important part of each 
application is a statement of endorsement from a faculty member.

Each applicant must arrange for a faculty member to provide an endorsement, 
which is also due by March 17.  The faculty member will provide a statement 
regarding the potential of the applicant to benefit from and contribute to 
the workshop. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that 
the letter of endorsement is submitted by the deadline.  There is a link to 
the endorsement form on the navigation menu on the workshop website.

Cost and Facilities
The operational costs of the workshop as well as room, board, and workshop 
materials are covered by a grant from the NSF Division of Undergraduate 
Education (DUE-0127310). Participants or their home institutions must 
provide transportation to and from the workshop.

For more information, contact Cathy Manduca (cmanduca at carleton.edu) or 
Robyn Wright Dunbar (robyn.dunbar at stanford.edu)

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This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development 
program (funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation Division of 
Undergraduate Education and is a program of the National Association of 
Geoscience Teachers (NAGT))

Heather Macdonald
Department of Geology
College of William and Mary
fax: 757-221-2093
rhmacd at wm.edu

Mail Address:
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA  23187-8795

UPS or FedEx Address
McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 227
Williamsburg, VA  23185

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