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Postdoc to Faculty Workshop

This booklet is based on advice from a group of faculty members who facilitated two ACS “Postdoc to Faculty” workshops, 2018 P2F in Boston, MA and 2019 P2F in Atlanta, GA.

A Workshop for Prospective Chemical Sciences 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. 

When and Where

The 2021 Postdoc to Faculty Workshop will be held on July 30 – August 1, 2021 online.

Safety is a core value of the American Chemical Society, and as such the health and well-being of our members, community, and staff are paramount. As a result and to ensure the safety of our participants during the pandemic, the 2021 Postdoc to Faculty Workshop will be held virtually.


The Postdoc to Faculty (P2F) Workshop:

  • compares positions and respective expectations in undergraduate and graduate chemistry departments
  • provides assistance with and feedback on faculty application materials
  • 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 help guide newly-appointed professors
  • introduces interactive teaching models and provides resources to facilitate their incorporation

How to Apply

The application for the 2021 Postdoc to Faculty Workshop will open on Monday, January 11, 2021 and will remain open until Sunday, April 4, 2021. 

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