2012 RSA Career Retreat for Associate Professors
Cheryl Geisler, Simon Fraser University
Patricia Roberts-Miller, University of Texas at Austin
The RSA invites applications for the third Career Retreat for Associate Professors to be held in conjunction with the 2012 RSA Conference in Philadelphia. More information about the Retreat can be found below; to apply, please email your name, institution, and a 100-word explanation of what you would like to accomplish in the Retreat to Cheryl Geisler at email@example.com by February 15.
The Career Retreat for Associate Professors is an initiative of the RSA to reach out to associate professors seeking to complete a scholarly project and achieve promotion to full professor. Following tenure, many RSA members suffer from isolation at their home institutions that can make completing scholarly projects difficult. Advice and support on advancement issues often disappears, and a host of new obligations often compete for our attention.
With a special invitation for women and underrepresented minorities, the 2012 Career Retreat offers the opportunity to work with a senior member of the RSA who has agreed to serve as a Career Mentor to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your current curriculum vita and develop an action plan to achieve promotion to full professor. Following the Retreat, you will be asked to keep in touch on a monthly basis through a writing workgroup and check in with your Career Mentor every few months.
The Career Retreat begins at 1:00 on Thursday, May 24 and concludes with a special session at the RSA Conference on Friday, May 25. During this special session, members of the 2009 and 2010 Career Retreats will reflect on their experiences,
The Career Retreat is open to all associate professors, and there is no charge for the Career Retreat beyond the fee for the RSA conference registration.
Space is limited to 12 participants, so please apply by emailing your name, institution, and a 100-word explanation of what you would like to accomplish in the Retreat to Cheryl Geisler at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than February 15. Notification will be sent by March 1.
Questions about the Career Retreat can be directed in email to Cheryl Geisler, email@example.com. See you there!