Advanced Teaching & Faculty Career Preparation

Preparing Future Faculty Seminar

The Preparing Future Faculty Seminar is a nationally recognized program designed to help prepare doctoral candidates for the academic job search and success in their subsequent faculty positions. The seminar will take place over 5 weeks and will include engagement with a number of teaching-related topics. In addition, students will have the opportunity to the exploration of different types of academic institutions and positions through readings, faculty panels, and a campus visit to a nearby institution.

Rackham CRLT May Seminar on Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) General Information
Preparing Future Faculty Resources

    Preparing for an Academic Job Search

    Preparing for an academic job search can be an intimidating process, but this streamlined process can help. First, start by investigating academic jobs. This will help educate about the tenure track process and faculty work life. Ideally, you want to see what it’s like to work at different types of academic institutions and Explore faculty jobs off the tenure track or non-faculty jobs. The next step is to apply for the jobs including Getting help preparing your application materials, getting some insight into interviewing and networking, and learning how to negotiate an offer that works for you.

    Investigating Academic Jobs
    Applying for Academic Jobs

      Graduate Teaching Certificate

      The Graduate Teaching Certificate offers graduate students at the University of Michigan an opportunity to document professional development as college-level instructors and prepare for a faculty job search. This particular program offers the skills and knowledge to enhance teaching, increases confidence in teaching ability, and increases confidence in discussing teaching during job interviews.

      Introduction to U-M Graduate Teaching Certificate


      Diversity & Inclusive Teaching Seminar

      In this five-week seminar participants have the opportunity to learn about and practice a range of effective facilitation strategies for use in U-M’s classrooms. This opportunity will survey a broad range of diversity and identity-related issues that present themselves in classrooms and other learning environments. The curriculum will explore how social identities and diversity impact student and instructor experiences.

      Diversity and Inclusive Teaching Seminar