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Midstates Consortium Virtual Workshop for Early Career Success (July 9 & 10, 2021)

Midstates Consortium Virtual Workshop for Early Career Success (July 9 & 10, 2021)

The Midstates Consortium for Math and Science is hosting its annual workshop for early career faculty, post-docs and advanced graduate students ONLINE on July 9 & 10, 2021. Approximate times are 9 am - 8 pm Friday and 9 am - 5 pm Saturday.


Peer coaching and deep-listening experiences will help participants to structure an individualized and flexible strategic action plan that will be a guide for personal, meaningful and rewarding career development. The workshop will also give the participants the opportunity to network and learn from among colleagues at different institutions and in different disciplines ,and to encourage each other in all aspects of personal and professional development. The weekend will include group discussions and presentations about teaching, pedagogies, establishing a research group, writing proposals for external funding, collegial interactions, college service, finding a mentor and life beyond work, all within the context of a liberal arts setting.

Workshop leaders Dr. Scott Bur and Dr. Brandy Russell are experienced presenters of programs on professional development, leadership, and teaching as a vocation.  Dr. Bur, an organic chemist, and Dr. Russell, a bioinorganic chemist, are both faculty members at Gustavus Adolphus College. 

The consortium will provide a stipend of $150.00 to attendees,

Who Should Attend?

Faculty just completing their first or second year, newly hired tenure-track or term appointment faculty, and postdocs and advanced graduate students interested in teaching at liberal arts colleges, are encouraged to apply. The program is not disciplinary in nature, but participant backgrounds will broadly include the physical and biological sciences, mathematics, computer science and psychology.  Participation is limited to those affiliated with Midstates Consortium schools.

The application deadline is midnight (EDT) on Sunday, June 13, 2021. You will be notified of the status of your application by June 15.

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Please contact Dr. Edward Hansen ( ) or Ann Schutt ( with any questions about the application or the workshop.