What you need to start an academic career as a chemical educator

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The nontraditional field of university chemical education offers a wonderful and exciting career, and the purpose of this chapter is to offer helpful information to those who wish to begin as a faculty member in a M.S-. or Ph.D.- degree granting institution. Such faculty may be chemical educators who have formal training in the discipline, while others may belong to a specialty area such as organic chemistry, but who contribute to chemical education research. The chapter begins by discussing the types of chemical educators, and the need for them. Next, advice on job selection, including how to write CVs and teaching philosophy statements is provided. After discussing demographics and diversity, considerations pertaining to research, teaching, and service are discussed in detail, as are tenure and promotion. The chapter ends by describing online scientific networking sites.

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