Fall 2022 Career Support Workshop

The Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) and the US Research Software Engineer Association (US-RSE) are hosting an in-person 2-day workshop on October 24-25, 2022 focused on elucidating best practices for recruitment, career development, and retention of staff data scientists and research software engineers in academic settings. The primary outcome of this workshop will be a guide book that addresses how data scientists, research software engineers, hiring managers, and administrators can successfully create rewarding career paths for these new types of positions.

ADSA and US RSE logosThe workshop will have breakout sessions focused on a number of different topics pertinent to academic careers for RSEs and data scientists. The format will be semi-unconference style, with some pre-selected topic areas and some group generated topics. Participants will be expected to actively engage in content creation throughout the workshop and participate in writing, review, and editing of the end product(s) after the workshop has concluded.

Rubenstein Forum building

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held at the Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago

suite at the Study Hotel

Workshop Lodging

Discounted rooms are available at the Study Hotel hotel near the workshop location. If you received an invitation to attend, please book ASAP.

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Applications Closed

Applications for participation are closed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

DRAFT - Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule

Day 1 - Oct 24, 2022


Session Title


Registration + coffee (breakfast on your own)


Welcome, logistics, overview of project, and introductions (1min talks)


Networking Break with coffee, fruit, pastries


Breakout Sessions - Determine section Outlines

11:30 - 12:30

Report back and whole group discussion about section outlines


Lunch (Issue check-ins)


Breakout Sessions - Content Creation


Networking and Break


Breakout Sessions - Content Creation


Day 1 Reports

6:30 - 7:30

Dinner - at the Quad Library

8:00 - ???

Social Hour(s) (offsite)

Day 2 - Oct 25, 2022


Session Title

Breakfast of your own


Logistics and Updates


Breakout Sessions - Content Creation


Networking Break with coffee, fruit, pastries


Breakout Sessions - Content Creation and Cleanup


Group photo (6th floor) and Lunch


Whole Group Mayhem - read another section(s) in the context of your group and give conceptual feedback


Afternoon break

3:30 - 4:30

Breakout Session - review comments and input, decide on next steps


Next Steps


Outros, high fives, vuvuzela sounds

6:00 - 7:00

Dinner - Quad Solarium


Social hours and Malört

Workshop Program Committee

David Beck

David Beck

University of Washington

Director of Research and Education, eScience Institute

Ian Cosden

Ian Cosden

Princeton University

Director, Research Software Engineering for Computational & Data Science

Blake Joyce

Blake Joyce

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Data Science Manager II

Jing Liu

Jing Liu

University of Michigan

Managing Director, Michigan Institute for Data Science

Christina Maimone

Christina Maimone

Northwestern University

Research Data Services Lead

Kenton McHenry

Kenton McHenry

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne

Associate Director of Software, National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Micaela Parker

Micaela Parker

Academic Data Science Alliance

Executive Director

Seve Van Tuyl

Seve Van Tuyl

Academic Data Science Alliance

Program Manager