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2017 Building Future Faculty (BFF) Program

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NC State University


The 2017 Building Future Faculty (BFF) program will be offered by NC State University on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - Saturday, March 18, 2017. 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 2017 Building Future Faculty program, please visit Applications are due by Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 11:55 EST.

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