CeMENT: Mentoring for Junior Faculty


Workshop for Faculty in Doctoral Programs:
January 5-7, 2020, San Diego, CA

The CSWEP CeMENT workshop for faculty in doctoral programs is aimed at mentoring female faculty in tenure-track positions at PhD granting economics departments in the U.S. or at institutions with similar research expectations.

The workshop will consist of a two-day program, beginning directly after the 2020 ASSA meetings in San Diego, CA, and ending at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 7th. The AEA will pay for participants' lodging and food during the workshop, but attendees must arrange their own transportation. Participants will be arranged into small groups and assigned to mentors based on their research area. Group members and mentors discuss and offer feedback on the participants’ research. In addition, the workshop includes a number of larger how-to sessions on topics such as: publishing, developing a tenure case, writing a grant, effective and efficient teaching, conferences and networking, and work/life balance.

For more information on the CeMENT experience, including research evidence showing statistically significant improvements in top-tier publications and the receipt of federal grants as a result of the workshop, click here. For a list of past mentors, click here. Past workshop participants have received binders of professional development materials relating to publishing, teaching, grants, and other relevant topics. CSWEP is now making these materials available here.

We are excited about the opportunity to continue CSWEP's tradition of mentoring female junior faculty. We hope you will apply, and look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops.

Applications will be accepted starting in June 2019.


CeMENT Mentoring Workshop for Faculty in Non-Doctoral Programs
January 5-6, 2020, San Diego, CA

The CeMENT mentoring workshops are funded by the American Economic Association to help female junior economists overcome the tenure hurdle. The CeMENT workshop for faculty in non-doctoral programs will be held immediately after the January 2020 ASSA meetings in San Diego, CA, January 5-6, 2020. This CeMENT workshop is geared toward female junior economics faculty in departments that do not award PhD's in Economics.

At the mentoring workshops, participants are arranged into small groups based on their teaching/research areas and matched with a senior mentor. The format and curriculum are designed to create and cement relationships among the participants, as well as between the participants and the mentors. Small and large group sessions will address issues such as identifying successful teaching strategies, tips from journal editors, networking strategies, work/life balance, and issues regarding the tenure process.

The workshop will consist of a two-day program, beginning immediately after the 2020 ASSA meetings in San Diego. It begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 5 and runs through the end of the day on Monday, January 6. The AEA will pay for participants’ lodging and food during the workshop, but attendees must arrange their own transportation.

Past workshop participants have received binders of professional development materials relating to publishing, teaching, grants, and other relevant topics. CSWEP is now making these materials available here.

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2019.

There are two steps in the application process:

  • Complete the online application.
    • The online application should take you about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
  • Send an email using the following information
    • To: aowen@hamilton.edu
    • Subject: Firstname Lastname CeMENT Application
    • Attachments (in PDF format):
      1. A CV, which includes:
        • Date you received your PhD
        • Research area(s)
        • Current position
        • Label the file: lastname_cv.pdf
      2. In 500 words or less, describe your primary research and teaching areas.
        • This statement is used to create groups with similar research and teaching interests. It should be a brief one paragraph statement that describes:
          • Areas and topics of research
          • Methodological tool(s)
          • Up to three courses that you consider your primary teaching interests
          • Detailed descriptions of individual papers or courses are not necessary
        • Label the file: lastname_interests.pdf

Applications must be complete by August 1, 2019. You will be informed of your participation status by the end of March.

We are excited about the opportunity to continue CSWEP’s tradition of mentoring female junior faculty. We hope you will apply, and look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops.