In-Person Working in Higher Education: The Higher Ed Landscape

Maybe it’s time to go back to school. Learn about job and career opportunities for chemists in academia.

Pricing: FREE for members only.
Duration: 1–2 hours
Registration Info

About the Course

Discover the pros and cons of a career in academia. Learn about traditional career pathways and job opportunities within the four main types of academic institutions. This course will help you:

  • Identify trends in higher education
  • Differentiate between types of higher-education institutions
  • Differentiate between types higher-education positions

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:

  • Decide if a career in academia is right for them
  • Understand higher education employment paths
  • Develop a framework for an academic job search

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

    • Assessing values and interests
    • Trends in higher education
    • College and university classification
    • Types of positions in higher education
    • Evaluation and Tenure Decisions
    • Faculty responsibilities
    • Non-tenure track academic positions

Dates, Locations, and Prices


Aug 22 - Jun 23, 2022

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

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

Workshop Dates (August 22 and August 23)