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Pathfinders Program

Clemson campus, Clemson University, Clemson South Caroilina

Clemson Doctoral Pathfinder Program 2017-2018

The Clemson Doctoral Pathfinder Program is a 2 ½ day campus visitation program for doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars who are interested in pursuing academic careers and are approximately 1-2 years away from beginning their job search. This program aims to promote diversity among Clemson University’s faculty applicant pool and give scholars an inside look at what life could be like as a faculty member at Clemson. The program includes:

  • Academically focused workshops presented by on campus experts
  • Networking events/meals
  • Meetings with host departments
  • A tour of Clemson’s campus
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Sharing your research

Expenses for travel, lodging, and meals are covered by Clemson University. To apply, please submit an online application, a CV, and an executive summary of your research. For information on how to apply, contact Curtis White at cdwhite@clemson.edu or 864-656-2182.

Program Dates:
November 5-8, 2017
April 8-11, 2018

Application Deadline:
Fall applications due October 13, 2017*
Spring Applications due March 16, 2018*
*Contact Curtis White prior to filling out application!



The Clemson Doctoral Pathfinder Program is sponsored by the University’s Provost Office and the Office of Inclusion and Equity with support from the Office of Access and Equity and the Graduate School.