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8:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Kellogg Center, Big Ten C
The Graduate School

Securing Academic Positions at Two- and Four-Year Institutions

What type of academic position would you like to have after completing your degree? Do you want to teach, do research, develop and conduct outreach programs, or a little of each? What kinds of institutions best fit your interests? What are the expectations for faculty at different kinds of institutions, and what are the potential career trajectories? This workshop will focus on academic cultures at a variety of institutions: community colleges, liberal arts colleges, colleges with religious affiliations, universities with historically specialized missions, and research intensive universities. What are the expectations at these institution types, from the job interview to the tenure process? Featured presenters in the morning session will include administrators and faculty members from a variety of institution types who will talk about the process of applying and interviewing for academic positions, expectations for new faculty, advancement opportunities, and the tenure and promotion process. Do you know what tenure and promotion normally includes? The afternoon sessions will focus on handling interviewing scenarios you may encounter during the academic job search process, and on developing “survival skills” to transition into becoming a successful faculty member based on tips from faculty and administrators. 9:00 - 11:30 am: Faculty/administrator Panel. 12:00 - 1:30 pm: Lunch and "Lessons Learned Vignettes - Expect the Unexpected." 1:45 - 3:00 PM: Breakout Session A - Panel: Tranisitioning to Faculty Life - Survivial Skills for Tenure and Promotion. Breakout Session B - Panel: From Post-doc to Becoming a Faculty Member.