2019 Annual Meeting, Nov 23-26

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be in San Diego, CA, November 23-26. Register Now!

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Upper Midwest
Deadline: December 31, 2019



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Faculty Careers helps prepare students and postdocs for academic careers. These webinars are taught primarily by PhD experts working in graduate career and professional development on university campuses. Topics include how to prepare a job application for faculty careers, how to write a teaching statement, how to write a research statement, on-campus interviews, on-campus teaching demonstrations, and negotiating a job offer.

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