April 03, 2014

Preparing Future Faculty sessions provide inside info for grad students

Posted: April 03, 2014
portrait of ASU students Chareka Daniel and Sarah “Saza” Dimmick
Chareka Daniel (left) and Sarah “Saza” Dimmick, MFA dance students in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, are considering faculty positions. “PFF is an inside look that is really valuable that I don’t think I would have received anywhere else,” says Dimmick.
Photo by: Michele St George
portrait of ASU postdoctorate scholar Murad Qubbaj
“PFF is very valuable in helping to learn more about how institutions are organized and how to prepare yourself to be a professor at a university,” says Murad Qubbaj, a postdoctoral scholar in ASU’s School of Sustainability.
Photo by: Michele St George
portrait of ASU doctoral student Karen Carter
“This program has been tremendous in helping me to focus not just on my own personal skills and goals, but really to look at the needs of the institutions, and to position myself in that space,” says Karen Carter, a doctoral student and graduate teaching associate in English rhetoric, composition and linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
portrait of Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) graduate students
Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) is a nationally recognized professional development program for doctoral and MFA students, as well as postdocs who are interested in pursuing a faculty position upon graduation or completion. Through this program, students learn about the many roles of faculty members (research/scholarship, teaching, service), and are given an insider’s perspective by distinguished faculty and administrators at ASU and other institutions.
Photo by: Michele St George
April 07, 2014
1 pm - 2 pm

Is a faculty position in your future? As the academic job market becomes more competitive, graduate students seek an insider’s perspective on how to find a faculty position after graduation.

Arizona State University Graduate Education will host information sessions on the Tempe and Downtown campuses, April 7 and 10 to introduce you to the nationally-recognized Preparing Future Faculty program at ASU.

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) is a professional development program and interdisciplinary for-credit seminar class that allows students to explore the many roles of a faculty member. It is open to doctoral and master of fine arts students, as well as postdocs.

Faculty and administrators provide an inside look into the world of higher education, including research, grant writing, how to be successful in the profession and how faculty roles differ at various types of institutions, from large public research to small private colleges.

“What PFF has done for me is give me the tools that I need to become a faculty member at the collegiate level,” says Chareka Daniel, who is earning a master of fine arts degree in dance from ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. “It has provided the resources I need to prepare for graduation, like writing skills, resume and CV-building, and how you market yourself when you’re looking for a job.”

For more information on the program, visit: graduate.asu.edu/pff.

View the event flyer. The info session will include light refreshments. Registration: asu.edu/gcregistration.

Event times and locations:

1-2 p.m., April 7, University Club (UCLUB), Thoren Room, Tempe campus

2-3 p.m., April 10, University Center (UCENT), room 819, Downtown Phoenix campus

Michele St George, michele.stgeorge@asu.edu
ASU Graduate Education | Provost Communications