Academic Employment Initiative (AEI)

Connecting faculty candidates with university recruiters

Fall 2016  

Summary: The Academic Employment Initiative poster session allows senior graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to showcase their teaching and research goals to university recruiters while networking with faculty and fellow candidates.

When: Monday, August 22, 2016, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Sci-Mix, 252nd ACS National Meeting, Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

AEI Poster Session

Information for Candidates

Abstract submission

Please submit your abstract for AEI at the 252nd ACS National Meeting through the Meeting Abstract Program System (MAPS) system. In order to be a presenter, your abstract must be submitted directly to the AEI Division.  

The submission deadline is Monday, March 28, 2016 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a recent update to the abstract deadline, late abstracts after March 28, can be sent for consideration to the AEI program chair at GradEd@acs.org until April 4, 11pm, EST. In the email please use "AEI: Abstract Request" in your subject line and include your full name, affiliation and contact information in the abstract submission.)

I thought the AEI was fantastic. I applied to three of the schools that stopped by my poster. All three resulted in onsite interviews and offers!"

Information for Recruiters

Searching for new faculty for your department?

See biographical sketches of the 2015 candidates

Faculty recruiters who will be searching for candidates in fall 2016 are invited to attend the next AEI Poster Session to be held at the 252nd ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, SciMix. 

Please email GradEd@acs.org if a representative from your institution will be attending this session so we can share this information with the job candidates and follow up with you after the event for feedback.

Faculty recruiters are additionally encouraged to attend the ACS Career Fair, held at every national meeting. The ACS Career Fair is your opportunity to connect with and recruit from a strong pool of talented chemical professionals looking to make career transitions. 

Interested in a faculty position?

Those interested in a faculty position are additionally encouraged to apply to the Postdoc to Faculty Workshop, which occurs each year just prior to the fall ACS national meeting.


Contact Us

Email GradEd@acs.org or call 202-872-4588 for more information

"AEI is a unique new model for scientific and academic candidates to network [with] employers. Corporate models don’t fit us as well as this does...”