The 2019 Building Future Faculty (BFF) program will be offered by NC State University on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – Friday, April 5, 2019. This all-expenses paid workshop is designed for diverse graduate students and post-doctoral students who are preparing for a career as a faculty member.
Workshop topics include information regarding what to expect as a faculty member, a discussion of the wealth of resources available to faculty for teaching, and expectations of productivity for faculty engaged in research. During the workshop, participants will spend time with current faculty and department chairs in their discipline discussing effective strategies to prepare for an academic career, and the realities of life as a faculty member, as well as receiving personal tips and feedback. This program aims to increase faculty diversity and inclusion and to create a faculty that mirrors the increasingly diversified student population.
Past participants had the following things to say about the program:
- “I especially enjoyed when an assistant professor started asking the department heads questions she would have had if she were in our shoes, since she is now junior faculty. I thought that was super useful and an awesome way to approach the types of questions early career people might not know they need to know.”
- “We got a glimpse into the job process from the hiring side. It was eye opening.”
- “I really appreciated that the Provost took time to answer some very serious questions that we had.”
For the application for the 2019 Building Future Faculty program and more information about the program, please visit the Building Future Faculty website https://oied.ncsu.edu/divweb/building-future-faculty-program/. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:55 pm EST.