Future Faculty Workshop

New England Future Faculty Workshop 2021

The New England Future Faculty Workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 29, 2021.

This virtual, two-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 Northeastern University’s ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School.

The application deadline for the 2021 New England Future Faculty Workshop is June 1st, 2021. Accepted applicants will be notified in mid-June. 

FFW 2021 Flyer

Please ensure you thoroughly read the application procedures and have your documents ready for upload BEFORE you begin your application.


Program Information

The application will consist of:

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

While we understand that you may be just beginning to create these materials, a draft must contain enough information for the opportunity to receive substantive feedback from faculty and peers.

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

Northeastern University:

John Armendariz

Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Penny Beuning

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Dorie Campbell

Program Coordinator of the ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

Lori Ferrins

Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Lakindu Pathira Kankanamge

Graduate Student

Ángel David Nieves

Professor of Africana Studies, History, and Digital Humanities; Director of Public Humanities

Erinn Taylor de Barroso

Assistant Director of the ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

Diedra Wrighting

Executive Director of the ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

Harvard University Medical School:

James Gould

Director of the Office for Postdoctoral Fellows

University of Massachusetts Amherst:

Joann Rodriguez

Graduate Student

June 1st: Applications due

Mid-June: Accepted applicants will be notified and directed to registration site

Late June: Registration fees for accepted applicants due

July 28th and 29th: New England Future Faculty Workshop 2021

August 5th: Follow-up peer review session

Upon acceptance, 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.

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Northeastern's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Logo        


The Northeastern Future Faculty workshop helped de-mystify the job-applying process and introduced me to the different types of academic institutions/the expectations at those institutions. I really appreciated the small group working groups to critique the application materials and the feedback on my CV. It definitely helped me prepare this past year when I was applying for jobs -I only wish I had attended the workshop earlier!

-Anya Brown, Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Assistant Professor in Ecology and Evolution (starting 2022)

I accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of (Mathematics) Education at Colorado Christian University for the fall and cannot say enough about how important this workshop was in the job search process. My advisor was so impressed with how much my documents (CV, Teaching, Research, and Diversity statements) had improved after the workshop. In particular, someone from my peer review group was pivotal in fine tuning my documents after the workshop. I was looking for jobs in very specific locations so I only applied to 6 jobs (some mathematics education and some mathematics positions) and I received invitations for initial interviews for all of the mathematics education positions (3 of the 6). I really appreciated the variety of the workshop in terms of panels, peer review, and getting feedback on my CV.

-Cammie Gray, Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Hampshire

Attending the New England Future Faculty Workshop illuminated the complex process of applying for positions by hearing from current faculty with a range of experiences on the academic job market. After leaving the workshop, I felt confident in my ability to put together an application package for a faculty position. The small group feedback on my CV and statements was helpful in communicating my experiences and qualifications to a broad audience that would mimic a hiring committee. The schedule was packed with interesting topics involving interesting people–I didn’t realize I could learn so much in just one day!

– Lydia Horne, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maine

For me, the preparation of application statements and receiving feedback from faculty and peers was really useful. This helped me to begin to organize my thoughts on future research prospects and my teaching identity. Additionally, hearing stories from faculty about different career paths within academia helps in seeing that there are many paths to success in the field. Overall, the workshop helped me feel more comfortable in developing my faculty application package and led me to think more deeply about what academic environments fit with my values and career goals. I highly recommend the workshop!

– Dan Oropeza, Ph.D. Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“I’m grateful that Northeastern held the New England Future Faculty Workshop virtually in 2020 so it was accessible to more students.  Clearly the organizers thought about how to make the workshop run well virtually.  Larger group presentations were intermixed with smaller group discussions. It was great to hear from such a diverse group of professors at different stages of their careers. I learned so much from the workshop and made valuable networking connections.”

– ML Tlachac, Data Science Ph.D. Candidate, Worcester Polytechnic Institute