New Faculty Workshop

COVID-19 Impact on New Faculty Workshops: Safety is a core value of the American Chemical Society; as such, the health and well-being of our members, community, and staff are paramount. Any future workshops (online or in-person) will be posted on this webpage at a later date. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information. Thank you!

The New Faculty Workshops focus on sharing and developing essential skills that faculty need to successfully navigate the early years of their research and teaching careers. There is an emphasis on implementing active learning strategies in the classroom.  

Since 2012, more than 630 chemistry faculty have attended the New Faculty Workshops.

This is a competitive application process, and we are limited in the number of participants we can invite to attend this event. Applicants must be in their first, second, or third year of appointment at their institution to be eligible, and preference will be given to faculty in chemistry departments or who clearly demonstrate research and teaching within chemistry. More senior faculty will be considered on a space-available basis only. Faculty from both 2- and 4-year institutions are encouraged to apply; please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional eligibility details.

A limited number of scholarships are available, thanks to a generous contribution from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

To be considered for acceptance to the New Faculty Workshop, your application packet must include the following: 

  • A completed application form
  • A letter of support from your department chair
  • A copy of an NIH or NSF-style biosketch
Participants in a large conference room raise their hands and engage in the workshop activities.

Workshop topics include:

  • Implementation of evidence-based teaching practices in the classroom
  • Integrating teaching and research
  • Student mentoring
  • Effective time management
  • Grantsmanship/funding
Group image of Denver workshop participants.
New Faculty Workshop Denver, 2018

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Learn More About the Partners 


The Cottrell Scholars Collaborative is a network of academic scientists who are past recipients of the Cottrell Scholar Award given out by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) is a foundation providing catalytic and opportunistic funding for innovative scientific research and the development of academic scientists.

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Please contact Dr. Ashley Donovan ( with additional questions.