Academic Employment Initiative (AEI)

Connecting faculty candidates with university recruiters

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 11, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Sci-Mix, 248th ACS National Meeting, Convention Center, San Francisco, CA

Information for Candidates

Fall 2014  

Submit an abstract by April 5 through the ACS Program Abstract Submittal System (PACS). Please submit your abstract to the Academic Employment Initiative (AEI), which is the first "division" listed on PACS.

Those interested in a faculty position are additionally encouraged to apply to the Postdoc to Faculty Workshop, which will occur just prior to the national meeting in San Francisco.

AEI Poster Session

"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

Faculty recruiters are invited to attend the next AEI Poster Session to be held at the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA SciMix. Biographical sketch booklets of the Fall 2013 candidates will be posted until early 2014.

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.


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...”