Are you thinking about joining the academic ranks? Or perhaps you’ve already decided that an academic career is your cup of tea? Now what? Fear not… we’ve assembled an expert panel to help you navigate your way to a rewarding career in academia. From two-year community colleges to research-intensive universities, you’ll find out how to prepare for and land your ideal job. You’ll discover which skills and qualifications each type of academic institution is seeking. Panelists will discuss how to compile a winning academic application package and how to design and implement a successful job search strategy. Lastly, you’ll learn key interviewing techniques that enable you to make a strong, positive impression and set you apart from the competition at any academic institution.
“Academic Jobs Outlook” with speakers, Christine Gaudinski (Aims Community College), Laurel Goj (Rollins College) and Jason Ritchie (University of Mississippi), and moderator, David Harwell (American Chemical Society)
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 – Live video streaming from Denver, Colorado Convention Center, Room 501
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time)
Meet Your Experts
Christine Gaudinski earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry from LaSalle University and a master’s degree in chemistry (emphasis in education) from the University of Northern Colorado. She completed her graduate work in the chemistry department at Colorado State University. Christine is currently a chemistry professor and chair of the science department at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado. Before joining the faculty at Aims, she was full-time faculty at Arapahoe Community College and the Harrisburg Area Community College. Christine has been recognized for outstanding teaching by both Aims Community College and Arapahoe Community College.
Laurel A. Goj received her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Smith College in 1999 followed by a Ph.D. at Duke University in 2004. After a postdoctoral experience at North Carolina State University she accepted a tenure-track position at Rollins College, a primarily undergraduate institution in Florida. Her experiences related to academic employment includes four years as career consultant for the American Chemical Society and serving on both visiting and tenure-track hiring committees at Rollins.
Jason Ritchie is the Councilor for the Ole Miss Local Section, and is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, where he has been teaching for the past 11 years. Jason serves on the Membership Affairs committee, and recently served on the Board Oversight Group on Leadership Development, and the Younger Chemists Committee. Jason teaches the Coaching and Feedback, and Collaborating Across Boundaries courses in the ACS Leadership Development System.
David Harwell is the Assistant Director for Career Management and Development at ACS. In his job, he works with chemical professionals throughout their careers. He is a chemist by training and a career counselor by profession. Before joining the staff of ACS Dave was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii focusing on silicon nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.
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