RESCHEDULED: ACT Future Faculty Program

November 6, 2020 - November 8, 2020

MSU Kellogg Center


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO MSU'S RESPONSE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS. READ MORE ON THE MSU 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE.


 

The MSU colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Natural Science in collaboration with the National Society of Minorities in Agriculture and Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) and Tuskegee University are accepting applications for the inaugural Advancement, Cultivation and Training (ACT) Future Faculty Program rescheduled for Nov. 6-8, 2020.

This intensive two-day event is for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars interested in academic careers at land-grant universities. Participants will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, for an all-expense paid weekend focused on preparing for life as a faculty member.

Additionally, participants will gain the opportunity to hear presentations and have candid discussions with department heads, deans and early-career faculty members about life in academe. As part of the experience, participants will be hosted by an MSU department and will 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.

Program Objectives

  • Enhance Michigan State University and Tuskegee University’s faculty pipeline by establishing and developing significant, meaningful relationships with prospective faculty members, especially those from groups underrepresented in the professoriate, such as minorities and women.
  • Provide the opportunity for participants to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and rewards of a faculty career.
  • Support professional development of future faculty members and networking opportunities provided by MANRRS and other organizations.
  • Develop a network of emerging scholars in priority research areas who could be candidates for future vacancies at Michigan State and Tuskegee.

Applications closed on Jan. 31, 2020.

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