Academic Careers:
The Landscape is Broader than You Think

FCRC 2023
Wednesday, June 21, 5:30-9:30 pm
Orlando, Florida

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. An increasing number of  PhD recipients are interested in pursuing a teaching-focused career, often also pursuing research related to computer science education and having teaching activities drive research.

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 will allows participants to talk to representatives from institutions about teaching focused positions.


Attending the Workshop

To attend the workshop, an FCRC registration for the workshop is required. A link will be provided as it becomes available.


  • Janet Davis, Whitman College
  • Kelly Shaw, Williams College

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Past Workshops

FCRC 2019