Preparing Future Faculty

Nikolas Sweet Ph.D. candidate 2019 PFF Program AssistantNikolas Sweet Ph.D Candidate 2019 PFF Program Assistant

Are you considering a faculty career after graduation?  Want to know more about how to prepare? The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching offers a month-long seminar, “Preparing Future Faculty” (PFF), which helps graduate students navigate the transitional period between graduate school and becoming a faculty member. Read more »

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Due: Friday, March 1, 2019

To be eligible for the PFF Seminar, applicants must be advanced graduate students who have achieved candidacy by May 1, 2019 and have an interest in college or university teaching. Post-docs will also be considered for this program, but doctoral candidate applications will be prioritized due to limited space. 

Please complete the following web form and upload a copy of your curriculum vitae and your cover letter (cover letter instructions provided below).

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION (i.e., "validation error"), PLEASE TRY SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION USING A DIFFERENT BROWSER.

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Demystifying the Diversity Statement: Victoria Reyes, a former National Center for Institutional Diversity postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, writes about effective diversity statements for Inside Higher Ed. The advice here will be particularly useful to candidates from underrepresented groups.

The Effective Diversity Statement: Eight tips from Inside Higher Ed for writing an effective diversity statement.

Guidelines for Writing a Diversity Statement from UC San Diego: This piece provides some guidelines for approaching a diversity statement from UC San Diego's center for faculty diversity -- part of the UC system who first developed diversity statements.

 

 

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Due: Thursday, March 1, 2018 

To be eligible for the PFF Seminar, applicants must be advanced graduate students who have achieved candidacy by May 1, 2018 and have an interest in college or university teaching. Post-docs will also be considered for this program, but doctoral candidate applications will be prioritized due to limited space. 

Please complete the following web form and upload a copy of your curriculum vitae and your cover letter (cover letter instructions provided below).

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION (i.e., "validation error"), PLEASE TRY SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION USING A DIFFERENT BROWSER.

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Winter: in many fields, this time of year is filled with faculty position interviews, campus visits, and job talks. You might currently be deep in an academic job search process or watching others grapple with it. You may be curious about the kinds of jobs that PhD’s hold outside the academy. In this competitive academic job market, many graduate students and postdocs are doing both--investigating the market for academic jobs while also exploring alternate career paths.

To support the needs of current and future faculty, CRLT has drawn together a broad set of Preparing Future Faculty web resources that can help academics explore, apply for, and thrive in a wide variety of jobs. Many of the linked documents, videos, and websites originated from a CRLT-Rackham collaboration that took the form of an annual Preparing Future Faculty conference. The collection thus contains a wealth of resources that have been developed collaboratively over a decade of Preparing Future Faculty efforts at U-M.

While graduate students and postdocs will find these resources particularly useful, academics at all stages will find valuable guidance and information here. For example, we highlight strategies for success at any point in your academic career, from graduate student to postdoc to full professor. In addition, many graduate students and postdocs may be interested in exploring career options outside the academy that draw on the skills they are developing as scholars and teachers inside the academy. Read more »

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