The DELTA Future Faculty Institute is a foundational, instructor-led, online program to prepare current graduate-level students and individuals in industry who are considering a career as an engineering faculty member for a successful launch of their career. By the end of this program, participants will have the tools and knowledge to positively launch their faculty careers. Scroll for dates and details.
Type: Instructor-Led Course
Delivery Method: Live Online
Duration: 5 hours
Credits: 5 PDH
October 14, 2020, 11 AM – 1 PM, ET
October 21, 2020, 11 AM – 1 PM, ET
November 4, 2020, 11 AM – 12 PM, ET
ASEE Members: $250*
*Introductory pricing ($375 value)
The DELTA Future Faculty Institute is a foundational, instructor-led, online program to prepare current graduate-level students and individuals in industry who are considering a career as an engineering faculty member for a successful launch of their career.
Throughout the program, future engineering faculty members will learn about preparing for and navigating the faculty application process. By the end of this program, participants will have the tools and knowledge to positively launch their faculty careers.
This program takes place in two (2) two-hour- long sessions, plus one (1) special one-hour-long mentoring session. Throughout the program, there will be numerous opportunities to interact with the facilitator and other participants, with ample time provided for questions, discussion, and reflection.
How You Will Benefit
• You will receive clarifying information on types of engineering faculty positions.
• You will learn tools and techniques to help you successfully navigate the faculty application process.
• You will engage with a network of professionals for input, guidance and feedback.
By the end of the DELTA Future Faculty Institute, you will be able to:
- Categorize types of faculty positions
- Categorize different types of institutions of higher education
- Prepare documentation materials and prioritize current activities
- Prepare for the application, interview and start-up process
- Practice an interview experience with a network of peer colleagues
Session I: Categorizing Engineering Faculty Positions (LO 1,2,3)
• Introductions – descriptions of graduate-level students and degree completion status
• Categorizing institutions
• Categorizing types of faculty positions
• Tenure-track Basics: Teaching, Research and Service
• Unique requirements of institutions related to tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and administrative positions
• Alternative paths before transitioning to academia
• Preparing documentation materials and prioritizing current activities to achieve individual goals
Session II: Preparing for the Application Process & Getting Started (LO 4)
• Applying for a Faculty position
• Preparing application materials including CV, teaching and research statement
• Negotiating salary, benefits and start-up packages
• Contrasting a faculty position with an industrial position
• Dual career considerations
• Online faculty positions
• Types of interview questions to expect
• Employment start-up and negotiation (i.e., teaching expectations; research funding, publishing, and scholarship; balancing service expectations)
Session III: Special Mentoring Session (LO 5)
• Status updates on job prospects
• Role play an interview experience with fellow participants
• Opportunities to ask questions and share opportunities and challenges with facilitator and fellow participants
The DELTA Future Faculty Institute is designed for current graduate-level students, doctoral students, postdocs, individuals in industry who are considering launching a career as an engineering faculty member at a two-year or four-year institution.
Terri Lynch-Caris, Ph.D., P.E., is founder and CEO of Workplace TLC, L.L.C., with a mission to improve the workplace. She has earned multiple awards for teaching, publishes scholarly works and provides service to communities where she lives and works. She is a retired Professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (IME) and former Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, holds an MS Degree from Purdue University and a BS from Kettering University, formerly GMI-Engineering & Management Institute. She teaches courses in Lean Work Design, Ergonomics, Statistics and other Industrial Engineering topics.
Requirements and Resources
Pre-Work: Participants will provide information on the current status of completing their graduate degree. This will allow participants to discuss and contrast similarities and differences along their path to earning a faculty position.
Inter-session Work: During sessions, participants will take part in breakout group activities that will allow clarification on the faculty application process. Participants will be asked to gather materials that will become part of their CV to prepare for an interview.
Supplemental Resources: Participants will be provided a comprehensive participant guide that includes materials referenced during the live sessions, as well as additional resources to promote your continued learning and success.
Attendance and Materials
Attendance: Full participation in this program will maximize interaction and engagement among facilitators and attendees. As an active learner, you are expected to attend and participate in all three sessions.
Materials: All materials will be shared with you throughout the program. You will have access to presentation slides, session recordings, and supplemental resources.