Learn More About Teaching-Oriented Academic Career Paths at 2023 ACM FCRC

Are you a graduate student or postdoc considering an academic career?

CRA-E is organizing a workshop at the 2023 ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) called “Teaching-Oriented Academic Careers: The Landscape is Broader than You Think.” This workshop will inform graduate students and postdocs about academic teaching career options and will be held on June 21st, 5:30-9:30 PM.

Options are increasing for PhD recipients who want to pursue a career focused on undergraduate teaching. Most PhD-granting departments have introduced a teaching faculty track, often with academic rank, while many masters-granting and primarily undergraduate institutions are expanding their computer science departments. Teaching-focused faculty often pursue research in their primary technical area with undergraduates or conduct research on computer science education.

This workshop is intended for PhD students and postdocs who want to learn about academic career options with a focus on teaching and gain a better understanding of the landscape of academic positions. Experienced and successful academic leaders as well as junior faculty in different teaching-oriented positions will highlight how to best prepare for the different teaching positions and compare teaching-focused career paths.

Workshop sessions will focus on the responsibilities, benefits, challenges, and opportunities of different teaching-focused career paths, including information on what’s needed to be a competitive candidate. The workshop concludes with a networking reception where potential candidates can meet representatives from institutions with teaching focused positions.

Attending the workshop
To attend, you must register for the workshop as part of your FCRC registration AND complete the CRA-E workshop application. A box dinner will be provided to registered participants.

Click here for more information and a tentative agenda.