Postdoc to Faculty Workshop

A workshop for prospective chemistry faculty

If you are a postdoctoral fellow interested in a faculty position in the chemical sciences at a college or university, this workshop can help you prepare for a rewarding career. Housing and meals will be provided to the selected applicants.

When and Where

August 8 & 9 in San Francisco, CA (prior to the fall 2014 ACS National Meeting).

Highlights

The Postdoc to Faculty Workshop:

  • compares and contrasts positions and expectations in undergraduate and graduate chemistry departments
  • provides assistance with and feedback on teaching philosophies and research statements
  • presents strategies for balancing scholarship, teaching, and service expectations with life outside academia
  • creates a network of early-career faculty along with mentors, who can guide newly-minted faculty members
  • introduces interactive teaching models and provides resources to facilitate their incorporation

How to Apply

Submit an application by April 21

Please review the entire application form and gather all of the necessary information prior to attempting to start the application.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply for the Dan Su Travel Award

The Dan Su Travel Award is a competitive award used to encourage women pursuing an academic career in chemistry. It will be awarded to the top four applications from women.

The Dan Su Travel Award is established in memory of Dr. Dan Su, who served as Manager of both Analytical R&D and Quality Control Departments at Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc. Dr. Su earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in polymer chemistry at Jilin University and Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology, respectively, before receiving her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Montreal. She conducted postdoctoral research with Dr. Fred Menger and Dr. David Jaeger before embarking on an industrial career.

Applicants are additionally encouraged to submit an abstract, by March 31, to be a part of the Academic Employment Intiative held at SciMix. This venue provides a unique opportunity for postdocs seeking academic positions to network with faculty recruiters.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, write to Postdoc@acs.org.