Meet the New Faculty Candidates—A Hybrid Event

November 29 - December 2

Live Poster Session and Networking Reception
Boston, Massachusetts

December 6-8

Pre-Recorded Virtual Presentations and Online Reception

Note: Pre-recorded presentations will be accessible throughout the 2021 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, from November 29, 2021 - January 15, 2022.


This event offers an excellent opportunity for faculty candidates to meet one another and get feedback before their interviews, and for recruiters and search committees to find new faculty candidates.

Faculty candidates who plan to register for the 2021 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit are invited to submit an abstract for this hybrid event.

Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Is the title/abstract engaging?
  • Does the abstract/CV speak to the candidate's research?
  • Does the abstract/CV speak to the candidate's teaching?
  • Does the abstract/CV speak to the candidate's service?


  • Provide resources to help early career professionals apply to academic positions
  • Offer a networking opportunity for new faculty candidates and recruiters/search committees
  • Provide a platform for early career professionals to develop their statement of research and teaching/pedagogy and to practice for their interviews

Meeting attendees view posters in an exhibit hall.Abstracts will be reviewed by the MRS Early Career Professionals Subcommittee. The number of accepted presentations is limited; early submissions will receive priority for acceptance.

Abstract acceptance emails will be sent out by October 20, 2021.  If your abstract is accepted, you will be expected to prerecord a 3-minute elevator-type pitch describing your 1) research vision and 2) pedagogy.  Accepted candidates will receive more information about uploading presentations to the Meeting platform.

A tip sheet for prerecording your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint can be found here »

Submit Your Abstract and CV Today!

Deadline: October 8, 2021

For Recruiters and Search Committees

Are you a member of a search committee or in a department that is hiring?

The MRS Early Career Professional Subcommittee will reach out to you with information prior to the event.

The virtual session will be available throughout the MRS Fall Meeting, and search committees can post questions and schedule private meetings with faculty candidates within the event portal. Recruiters and search committees are also invited to attend the live poster session. Recruiters and search committees must be registered for the 2021 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit in order to view candidate information or attend the live poster session. 

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