The 2018 Future Faculty program will be held from January 8-11, 2018 at Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus, providing participants with the opportunity to hear presentations and have candid discussions with department heads, deans, and current faculty members about faculty life and the range of responsibilities of faculty in learning, discovery, and engagement.
Participants will be hosted by a Virginia Tech department to tour research facilities, meet with current faculty to gain a greater awareness of research and teaching opportunities, and discuss their career prospects and academic work.
Enhance the faculty pipeline by establishing and developing significant meaningful relationships with prospects, especially scholars traditionally underrepreseted in their fields.
Provide the opportunity for participants to gain a greater awareness of Virginia Tech, which will enhance their ability to envision themselves as members of our community.
Develop a network of new scholars in priority research areas.
Be a graduate student or post-doctoral scholar within one year of seeking a faculty position at a research intensive institution,
Demonstrate career goals, research interests, and academic potential that align with Virginia Tech's mission and programs, and
Able to meaningfully contribute to the university's continuing commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
The 2018 Future Faculty Development Program will be held January 8-11, 2018 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.
Nominations from Virginia Tech faculty to this program are solicited in the summer. Both nominated and unnominated individuals are encouraged to apply on or before October 1st, 2018. Although preference in selection is given to nominated applicants, we encourage unnominated applicants as well, and have often included unnominated applicants for our cohort to great success.
Further inquiries about the program can be sent to FutureFaculty@vt.edu.
|Participant Name||Year Attended ||Current Position at Virginia Tech |
Assistant Professor, Myers-Lawson School of Construction
Assistant Professor, Math Education
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Nutrition
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Cermetrius Lynell Bohannon
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Design
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Research Scientist, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor, Animal and Poultry Science
Comments from previous participants:
"I am incredibly happy to have had the chance to participate in the FFDP. It provided me an in depth perspective on many aspects of faculty life at VT. I was able to make connections with persons during FFDP that positively influenced my career path and ultimately led to me choosing to seek employment at VT. "
Denise Simmons, Assistant Professor, Myers-Lawson School of Construction, 2010 Future Faculty Participant
There is no cost to participants and travel funding is available.