Preparing Future Faculty Conference: Getting Ready for an Academic Career

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 

Sponsored by CRLT, Rackham Graduate School, The Career Center, and the International Center, this half-day conference is designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare for the transition to faculty jobs. The plenary and concurrent sessions offered materials and strategies designed to help participants learn about what it means to pursue an academic career and how to prepare for the job search process. 

Conference Session Video and Materials (.pdf)

•Negotiating an Academic Job Offer in the Humanities & Social Sciences 
Video  Materials

Negotiating an Academic Job Offer in Science, Technology, Engineering,& Math Fields
Video   Materials

Navigating a Challenging Academic Job Market 
Materials

Strategies, Tools and Resources for Productivity
Materials

What’s It Like To Work at a Community College
Video  Materials

Developing Your Teaching Philosophy
Materials

Interviewing for the Academy 
Materials

Starting and Running a Research Lab – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Fields
Video   Materials

Starting and Running Your Research Agenda – Humanities & Social Sciences
Video   Materials

Designing an Effective Teaching Demonstration 
Materials

What's It Like To Be a Postdoctoral Scholar?
Video

Academic Job Search Strategies for International Students
Materials

Practice Interviews
Materials

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Video of Panelists' Presentations

 Negotiating an Academic Job Offer in the Humanities & Social Sciences

Theresa Lee

Gregory Dowd

Negotiating an Academic Job Offer in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Fields

Sean Decatur

Mark Burns

What’s It Like To Work at a Community College

Cheryl Byrne


Kristin Good

Starting and Running a Research Lab – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Fields

Robert M. Blumenthal

Matthias Ihme

Anna Mapp

Starting and Running Your Research Agenda – Humanities & Social Sciences

Irfan Nooruddin

Rebecca Sestili

Megan Sweeney

What's It Like To Be a Postdoctoral Scholar?

Jennifer Emery-Peck

Donald Lopez

Luanna Prevost

Michele Swanson

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