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Academic Careers

Are you a chemistry graduate student or post-doctorate interested in pursuing a career in academia? The following resources will help you get on the right path.

  • Academic Employment Guidelines
    Refer to these guidelines for grad students and postdocs, part of the ACS Academic Professional Guidelines, a listing of recommended standards for the roles and responsibilities of college faculty.
  • Postdoctoral Workshop for Prospective Chemistry Faculty
    A workshop for postdocs pursuing a faculty position in the chemical sciences at a four-year college or university.
  • eBook: 10 Tips to Get an Academic Faculty Job
    Convince a panel of professors that you're qualified to lead a research project, teach courses, and become a valued colleague.

Get an in-depth look at academic positions in chemistry through this guide, which includes guidance on preparing curriculum vitae, research proposals and a teaching philosophy statement.