Future Faculty Workshop

New England Future Faculty Workshop 2020

The New England Future Faculty Workshop will be held on July 30, 2020.

This virtual, full-day conference will include the following topics:

  • Finding your institutional fit
  • Making your CV stand out
  • Perfecting your interviewing skills
  • Crafting research, teaching, and diversity statements
  • Negotiating the job offer
  • Creating a quick-start plan
  • Honing time management skills

This workshop is organized by the ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development at Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School.

The application deadline for the 2020 New England Future Faculty Workshop has now passed. Accepted applicants will be notified on June 15th, 2020. 

FFW 2020 Flyer

Program Information

The application will consist of:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae
  2. A brief statement on why the applicant wishes to attend this workshop and what they hope to gain from it
  3. Drafts of the applicant’s research, teaching, and diversity statements

Review the full application here.

Please contact Dorie Campbell at d.campbell@northeastern.edu with any questions.

Northeastern University:

Penny Beuning

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Dorie Campbell

Program Coordinator for the ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

Lori Ferrins

Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Lakindu Pathira Kankanamge

Graduate Student

Erin Taylor de Barroso

Assistant Director of the ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

Diedra Wrighting

Executive Director of the ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

University of Massachusetts Amherst:

Joann Rodriguez

Graduate Student

June 1st: Applications due

June 15th: Accepted applicants will be notified and directed to registration site

June 26th: Registration fees for accepted applicants due

July 30th: New England Future Faculty Workshop 2020

Please contact Dorie Campbell at d.campbell@northeastern.edu to request a registration fee waiver.

We are grateful for the support of several sponsors of the New England Future Faculty Workshop.

Northeastern ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development Logo      Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement Logo

 

Northeastern's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Logo    University of Massachusetts Amherst Logo    

 

“I learned a lot from the New England Future Faculty Workshop. The discussions involved a breadth of topics that helped me, not only during the application process, but also to better understand how to navigate the academic life as a junior faculty.”

– Herdeline Ardoña, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine (starting October 2020) & 2018 FFW Alumna

“The New England Future Faculty Workshop was one of the first trainings I encountered that gave substantial nuts and bolts tools to prepare me for faculty interviews. I especially learned a lot from the session on creating a realistic budget. The mixture of panel discussions and small group interaction was perfect.”

– Breean Brown, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine & 2017 FFW Alumna

“The New England Future Faculty Workshop was instrumental in helping me get a coveted tenure-track faculty position. The workshop not only allowed me to meet new mentors that played instrumental roles in my career up to this day, but also significantly helped improve my application materials. It is clear a lot of efforts went into the organization of this workshop to make it highly efficient and cover all important topics, for instance how to improve your CV and other application materials, as well as interviewing, negotiation and time management skills. The panel of invited experts shared relevant tips about how to best navigate through the first years as a tenure track faculty. Most importantly, the workshop was truly inspirational for women and minorities, as many invited panelists had an unconventional path to success. I strongly recommend this one day workshop to everybody considering a career in academia.”

– Annie Bourbonnais, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina & 2017 FFW Alumna

“I attended the Future Faculty Workshop a semester before my graduation, and I must say that it is one of the best things I did. I liked the diversity of the speakers. The workshop covered widespread topics starting from how to find the best fit of institutions to negotiation that were constructive for academic life. I found the CV and research statement review sessions very insightful. The feedback by the peers as well as the reviewer was valuable. I highly recommend this one-stop-shop workshop for future faculty.”

– Jaya Dofe, Assistant Professor, California State University & 2017 FFW Alumna

“I found the workshop extremely useful! I learned a lot about the faculty application process and both the material provided and the connections I made with other attendees were very important when it came time to assemble my application package.”

– Elisa Donnard, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Massachusetts Medical School & 2017 FFW Alumna

“The New England Future Faculty Workshop is a great opportunity to expose yourself to how the assistant professor hiring system works and to discuss your academic package. This experience completely changed my career goals and made me so much more aware of the steps we need to accomplish in order to get a position! I couldn’t recommend it more! A great initiative!”

– Maria Fernanda Forni, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University & 2017 FFW Alumna 

“Very informative workshop! I highly recommend this workshop for those who are planning or just starting to find a faculty job. It gave me a lot of great tips on preparing interviews and negotiating offers.”

– Wenwen Huang, Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University & 2017 FFW Alumna

“The New England Future Faculty Workshop was an excellent networking event. I gained valuable feedback to improve my CV and resume-writing capabilities.”

– Pamela Judge, Assistant Professor, Roger Williams University & 2017 FFW Alumna

“I enjoyed this programming very much and found it to be helpful in putting my faculty search in perspective. This workshop also helped me to understand what is important to highlight depending on what type of faculty position is being applied for.”

– Melissa King, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Massachusetts Lowell & 2018 FFW Alumna

“The New England Future Faculty Workshop was a great opportunity to learn about important considerations when pursuing academic track positions and cover specific topics that are typically not highlighted. The workshop provided many useful resources to obtain information beyond what was presented and emphasized strategies to help set attendees up for success. I would highly encourage anyone, even those early on in their academic training, to attend!”

– Ayano Kohlgruber, Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School & 2018 FFW Alumna

“I found the workshop incredibly useful. In particular, it was helpful to go over the job documents. I felt more confident and prepared for the job market following the workshop. Additionally, I made some great connections with other researchers during the workshop.”

– Sarah Lawson, Assistant Professor, Quinnipiac University & 2017 FFW Alumna

“I think this is extremely useful for prospective faculty members to prepare for their academic careers in a few aspects. First, I think the face-to-face CV workshop is extremely helpful. I obtained some professional advice about the presentation of my work on my CV from a tenured professor in my field. My revision based on her suggestions really made me stand out during my application season this year. I wish that my workshop had extended to other materials as well, such as teaching, research and diversity statements. Second, I understand that the ADVANCE program mainly focuses on applicants from minority and underrepresented groups, and the facilitators from these groups know very well what are our advantages and disadvantages and have addressed these issues accordingly, especially how we can present ourselves better during the interview and how we can acquire more resources during the negotiation. Finally, I remember the facilitators come from different types of institutions, and have provided us with really important insights about all these schools, so that we can get a better understanding about the philosophy and strategy to succeed in a different institution we have never attended.”

– Zhou Lin, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst (starting Fall 2020) & 2017 FFW Alumna

“I benefited a lot from the workshop and highly recommend it to my peers!”

– Carman Man-Chung Li, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School & 2017 FFW Alumna

“I was really excited to be a part of the Future Faculty Workshop, and my expectations were exceeded by the speaker lineup and workshop content! I found the conversations around institutional fit and interviewing skills to be particularly helpful. I highly recommend this workshop!”

– Dina Navon, PhD Candidate, University of Massachusetts Amherst & 2017 FFW Alumna

“I attended the New England Future Faculty Workshop near the end of my PhD and found it immensely helpful. It gave me hope that a faculty career was attainable, and furthermore, something truly worth pursuing despite all the hard work. I highly recommend this workshop.”

– Katherine Schlef, Assistant Professor, Western New England University & 2017 FFW Alumna

“The New England Future Faculty Workshop has such a positive influence on my career. The information and skills I acquired in this workshop greatly helped me better understand the expectations of academic life and achieve my career goals towards finding an academic position. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone interested in preparing themselves for an academic career.”

– Ozden Tozanli, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & 2018 FFW Alumna