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Preparing Future Faculty sessions provide inside info for grad students

portrait of ASU students Chareka Daniel and Sarah “Saza” Dimmick
April 03, 2014

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:

View the event flyer. The info session will include light refreshments. Registration:

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