University of Tennessee Invites Early Career Scholar-Teachers to 2017 Workshop
The Department of Geography at the University of Tennessee (Twitter: @UTKGeography) is proud to announce that it will host, in summer 2017, the GFDA (Geography Faculty Development Alliance) Early Career Workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet, learn with, and share some meals with Departmental Leaders attending an AAG workshop being held in Knoxville during the same week.
The GFDA workshop is for graduate students and faculty who are beginning their careers in higher education—instructors, lecturers, assistant professors, and other untenured faculty. The workshop is open to faculty from all types of teaching and research institutions inside and outside the US. The workshop, sponsored by the Association of American Geographers, focuses on topics which are frequently the greatest sources of stress in the first years of a faculty appointment.
The GFDA Early Career Workshop will begin on June 18, 2017 with an evening meal and orientation and end on Saturday, June 24, 2017 with breakfast and wrap-up. Registration for the GFDA Early Career Workshop is $900/person, which covers housing, supplies, meeting space, group transport, facilitator costs, and most meals (participants may also opt for a lower registration fee of $700/person, which will include everything mentioned except housing). Participants are responsible for travel to and from Knoxville (including transport to and from TYS airport), three evening meals, and entertainment. Questions about the GFDA workshop can be sent to workshop co-leaders, Derek Alderman, University of Tennessee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eric Fournier, Samford University (email@example.com)
Please note that the deadline for registering the GFDA Early Career Workshop is May 15, 2017.
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state and recently received a Community Engagement Designation from the Carnegie Foundation. The university is the site of the Tennessee Center for Teaching and Learning and located near several area resources, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Beck African American Museum and Cultural Center, and Ijams Nature Center. Knoxville has a revitalized downtown with shops, restaurants, historic theaters, museums, art galleries, and an outdoor farmer’s market a few blocks from campus.
A stand-alone unit for 50 years, the Department of Geography offers B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Its award-winning faculty members provide students with the opportunity to study issues that revolve around understanding environmental, social, economic, and technological change—from climate, natural hazards, and ecosystem dynamics to population, urban development, transportation, and human rights.
Workshop activities will be held in the Burchfiel Geography Building, built for the Department in 2000 and centrally located on campus next to the university’s new student union. The Department of Geography operates a GIS Outreach and Community Engagement Laboratory, and hosts the Tennessee Geographic Alliance and laboratories devoted to geo-spatial analysis, paleoenvironmental research, tree-ring science, cosmogenic isotope analysis, as well as the University of Tennessee’s Initiative for Quaternary Paleoclimate Research.