Academic Career Development Program

Available for: Newly employed, non-tenured Assistant or Associate Professors

Provides tenure-track assistant or associate professors with the financial support needed to better participate in activities such as research, publication and professional service which are necessary to achieve tenure and promotion.

(renewable up to a maximum of 3 years)

SME has implemented these programs to address the long-term challenges that threaten the sustainability of U.S. mining and mineral processing/extractive metallurgy academic degree granting programs, as well as the looming future labor deficiencies associated with retirements over the next two decades.

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