Professional Development

ACS Postdoc to Faculty (P2F) Workshop

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. 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

Where: Portland, Oregon or virtual. 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, we will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 to determine if the 2021 Postdoc to Faculty Workshop should be held in-person or virtually.

When: July 30 to August 1, 2021

Eligibility: Please have the following information before starting the application:

  1. Postdoctoral training start/completion/expected completion dates; graduate and undergraduate degree date; institution, department, and advisor names; research topic titles.
  2. A list of publications in Microsoft Word or PDF format to upload to the application site, or your CV containing this information (preferred).
  3. Your teaching experience, if any.
  4. A personal statement (up to 500 words), explaining why you are interested in this workshop and what you hope to gain by attending.
  5. Additional information including:
  • When do you hope to start your academic position?
  • What is your field of research?
  • To what types of departments you intend to apply (Doctoral Universities, Master's Colleges and Universities, Baccalaureate Colleges, and/or Associate's Colleges)? 
  • Where did you hear about the workshop?

Applications Due: 11:59pm PT, Sunday, April 4, 2021. Apply Here.