Academic Employment Initiative (AEI)

Connecting faculty candidates with university recruiters

Fall 2017  

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 21st, 2017, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Sci-Mix, 254th ACS National Meeting, Convention Center, Washington, DC

AEI Poster Session

Information for Candidates

Abstract submission

Please submit your abstract for AEI at the 254th ACS National Meeting through the Meeting Abstract Program System (MAPS) system in late winter 2017. In order to be a presenter, your abstract must be submitted directly to the AEI Division.  

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.

Information for Recruiters

Searching for new faculty for your department?

See biographical sketches of the 2016 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 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. Send an email to to also request postings of your faculty job openings to the AEI presenter LinkedIn group.

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. 

Contact Us

Email or call 202-872-4588 for more information

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!"

"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...”