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8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lake Huron Room - Union
49 Abbott Rd, East Lansing MI 48824
The Graduate School
Expectations of Academic Institutions, Academic hiring, tenure, and promotion

Securing an Academic Position at 2- and 4-year Institutions

What type of academic position would you like to have after completing your degree or postdoc? Do you want to teach, do research, develop and conduct outreach programs, do academic administration, or a combination of several of these? What kinds of institutions best fit your interests? What are the expectations for faculty at different kinds of institutions, and what are their 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 who will talk about the process of applying and interviewing for academic positions, expectations for new faculty, and advancement opportunities and the tenure and promotion process. Do you know what tenure and promotion normally includes? The interactive lunch session will address how to handle interviewing scenarios you may encounter during the academic job search process. The presenters in the afternoon breakouts will provide tips from their own experiences on survival skills you should develop now to ensure a smooth transition into postdoc and faculty positions.

Registration is required.  Registration will open September 1, 2016.