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2016 Building Future Faculty Program

October 01, 2015


I hope this message finds you in good spirits. As someone who connects with graduate students and post-doctoral students, I would like to draw your attention to a unique opportunity to engage future faculty members in an enriching, preparatory experience.

The 2016 Building Future Faculty (BFF) program will be offered by NC State University on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - Saturday, April 2, 2016. This all-expenses paid workshop is designed for diverse graduate students and post-doctoral students who are seeking 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, to create faculty that mirrors the increasingly diversified student populations,

Past participants had the following things to say about the program:

"The BFF program provided me with a set of new ideas that I will use as a framework for preparing and positioning myself to be a competitive faculty candidate."
"This experience has certainly prepared me for the job market as a future faculty member. The knowledge I have gained and the contacts that I have acquired have been invaluable. I would recommend this program to anyone pursuing a career in academia."
"I believe this program is not only benefiting the participants, but the higher education community as a whole. There are experiences I have had in this program that will remain with me throughout my career."

For the application for the 2016 Building Future Faculty program, please visit Applications are due by Monday, November 9, 2015 at 11:55 EST.

To better understand this wonderful opportunity, view our promotional video . The video can be accessed through the following link


Garry Morgan
Associate Director for Diversity Programs
NC State
Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity

Submitted by Bonnie Ellis on October 01, 2015