CRA-E Workshop at FCRC – Academic Careers: The Landscape is Broader than You Think

The CRA Education Committee, with support from Google, is organizing an Academic Careers Workshop at FCRC 2019. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 25 from 12:30-6:30 PM.  The organizers of the workshop are Nancy Amato (UIUC), Dan Grossman (University of Washington), Susanne Hambrusch (Purdue University) and Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Harvey Mudd College).

Most PhD granting departments have introduced a teaching faculty track, often with academic rank, and many 4-year colleges are expanding the size of their computer science department. The 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.

The sessions of the workshop will focus on the responsibilities, benefits, challenges, and opportunities of the different career paths as well as on teaching focused positions, 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.

Please register for the workshop through the FCRC registration page. Click here for more information and a tentative agenda.

Attending the workshop
To attend the workshop, an FCRC registration for the workshop is required.  A limited amount of financial support is available. To apply for financial support, click here.

Participants applying for financial support before May 15 are given priority. Applicants will be notified of a decision by May 22, 2019.


Funding for this event generously provided by Google and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.