In-Person Working in Higher Education: Presenting Yourself

Inspire the next generation of chemists or devote yourself to academic research with a career in academia. Develop your resume and prepare yourself to get hired in the competitive world of higher education.

Pricing: FREE for members only.
Duration: 1–2 hours
Coming Spring 2023

About the Course

This course explains what academic recruiters are looking for and how you can place yourself on the road to faculty tenure. It provides an overview of the higher education employment landscape to help you see the academic career outlook. You will learn how to present yourself as an ideal candidate and learn about the expectations of working in higher education. Activities will focus on:

  • Exploring and assessing prospective jobs and careers in higher education
  • Understanding application portfolio components
  • Mastering techniques to make your portfolio more competitive

This is part of a two-part series on working in Higher Education.

What You Will Learn

After completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Find and assess potential jobs
  • Create a compelling application portfolio
  • Increase competitiveness as a candidate

Who Should Attend

This course is a part of the ACS Careers Pathways Series and is designed for members undertaking or considering a job search in academia.

Course Outline

  • Key Topics

    • The higher education employment landscape
    • Presenting yourself as an ideal candidate
    • Tenure-track hiring
    • Locating job announcements
    • Networking in higher education
    • Assessing potential positions
    • Application portfolios
    • Gaining teaching and research experiences
    • The interview process

Dates, Locations, and Prices


Indianapolis, IN

Early Bird Full Price
Member(Premium Package) Free
Member or Associate(Standard or Basic Package) N/A N/A
Non-Member N/A N/A