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Academic Career Development and The ACD Academy provide lifelong learning services and solutions for students, young faculty, universities, research institutions, and professional organizations in the life sciences.

Our mission is to offer career development tools that support doctoral students and post-docs as they move into academia as well as young faculty as they navigate the first five years in their careers.

We strive to support individuals in the life sciences so they can Arrive, Survive, and Thrive in academia.

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Career development solutions for

young academics


Career development solutions for universities


"Dr. Lightfoot has put together what may be the first, and certainly the most comprehensive, how-to guide for new university faculty.


His ability to weave the critical details of success with his 30+ years' experience creates an insightful and invaluable resource for all new or nearly new faculty."

Dr. G. Liguori, Dean

Univ. Rhode Island


Move Forward in Academia

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