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Together we can help them reach their goals.

Academic Career Development provides career development services and solutions that complement universities, colleges, research institutions, and professional organizations' advising efforts.

Our tools are written and designed to support life science doctoral students and post-docs as they move into academia as well as young faculty as they navigate the first five years in their career and receive promotion and tenure.


Services & Solutions

Are you overwhelmed with students who need career advice?  Could you use career development support tools or newsletter content that you can trust?  If so, we understand.


After 30 years on the college campus and thousands of students later, like you, we know the challenges that young academics face when they attempt to navigate the early years of their careers. More importantly, we have witnessed the demands of career advisors, heads of departments, institutions and professional organizations who are in need of support solutions that are created and written from experience.

Our services are designed to complement or add to your career development efforts. Whether in your department, doctoral program, professional organization, or young faculty orientation we partner with you, to deliver the solutions that will help move your students and young academics forward. 

We offer group pricing on our e-courses and books for university, institutions, and professional organizations.

Workshops & Seminars

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Dr. M. Reid

Dean and Professor

University of Florida

This book should be studied carefully by every aspiring professor who enters academia. 

I intend to equip each of our new hires with their own personal copies"

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Dr. E. Schmitt

Assistant Professor
University of Wyoming

"The guidance I have received under the mentorship of Dr. Lightfoot was invaluable as I look for jobs, prepare for interviews, and negotiate for my first faculty position. Every young professional aiming to have a successful career in academia will benefit greatly from Dr. Lightfoot’s expertise and advice as they navigate through their own professional journey.” 

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Dr. D. Ferguson

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University

"I did not fully understand or appreciate what it meant until I had my first faculty position.  Far too often recent Ph.D. graduates struggle to find employment because they lack the skill set to transition from a student to a faculty member.  Thanks to Dr. Lightfoot, I received the necessary training to build a successful career in academia.” 


Ready to find out more?

Click the box below to receive complimentary copies of our books and to see how we might best support your university or institution's career development or advising needs.