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PLEASE NOTE: The Fall semester will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

Future Faculty

The Future Faculty core module is best suited for all Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students in advanced years of  training, collectively called ‘trainees', who are interested in faculty and independent research careers.

LEARNING GOALS

Faculty careers across disciplines can be research-intensive, teaching-intensive, and research-teaching focused in a wide variety of academic settings, such a public universities, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, etc. Growing number of Principal Investigator roles for independent research careers  are also offered in for-profit and non-profit research institutes.

Therefore, participate in Future Faculty modules to 

  • Learn about the landscape of faculty careers that align with your values, skills and interests 
  • Broaden knowledge of the range of responsibilities involved in faculty roles
  • Demistify the faculty hiring process in different academic departments and universities
  • Build and expand professional community for career research and preparation
  • Integrate career development goals into individual development plan
  • Develop distinct skills for holistic development in independent research and teaching, with a focused reflection on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)  
  • Reflect and learn about reccommended Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practices as a future faculty that includes acknowledgment of power 

RECOMMENDED PRIOR TRAINING

For optimal learning experience and outcomes, we recommend participation in PhD Plus Career Design prior to this module

MODULE DESCRIPTION

In Fall 2020, we will pilot PhD Plus STEM Future Faculty module. Parts of this module (Levels 1, 2.1 and 3 of graphic below) are specific to faculty training in STEM disciplines. However, skills training in Teaching (2.2 of graphic below), and Diversity and Inclusion (2.3 of graphic below) are relevant for faculty careers across all disciplines. Click here for details 

 

Events

September 22, 2020 | 12:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eBgUmYXp64gKD7248

This is part of Level 2: Skills Training of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will have Dr. Adria Laviolette, Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies from UVA's Department of Anthropology to share her...

September 24, 2020 | 12:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eBgUmYXp64gKD7248

This is part of Level 2: Skills Training of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will have Dr. Jennifer Bair, Professor & Department Chair from UVA's Sociology Department to share her thoughts on how to talk...

September 25, 2020 | 12:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eBgUmYXp64gKD7248

This is part of Level 3: Job Search of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will summarize what's been discussed in Level 2 training sessions on teaching statements, research statements, and diversity statements....

September 28, 2020 | 12:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eBgUmYXp64gKD7248

This is part of Level 3: Job Search of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will have Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, Professor & Associate Dean from Curry to share her thoughts on interview strategies, both initial...

October 1, 2020 | 12:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eBgUmYXp64gKD7248

This is part of Level 3: Job Search of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will have Dr. Christian McMillen, Professor & Associate Dean from the College of Arts & Sciences to share his thoughts on how to...

October 7, 2020 | 1:00 pm
cal.lib.virginia.edu/calendar/events/PuttingHumPhDtoWork

Doctoral education opens doors to engaging and often unexpected pathways, with opportunities for significant public impact—an essential element of reinvesting in higher education as a public good. In this joint talk, Katina Rogers and Cihan Tekay will discuss how building a university that is truly worth fighting for means thinking more...

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