Crafting and Maintaining Your Career Vision: A Workshop for Early-Career Faculty

Last updated January 25, 2022

Crafting and Maintaining Your Career Vision: A Workshop for Early-Career Faculty

Last updated January 25, 2022

Whether you are on a traditional promotion and tenure journey or have other aspirations, you will walk away from this training with a career map you can return to and revise time and time again.

Overview

Early career faculty are pulled in numerous, often competing directions during their first years on the job. Consequently, many end up surrendering their long-term goals and aspirations at the expense of short-term demands. Whether volunteering for numerous committees, taking on more student mentees, and/or trying to jumpstart research, it can be easy to lose sight of bigger goals and how they align to a career plan. Establishing a career vision early on, that early career faculty can return to again and again, is crucial in making strategic decisions.

Join us online for an interactive workshop where you will develop an intentional and strategic career plan to help you focus on the big picture and seize opportunities that align with your goals. In this workshop, we will provide you with a wealth of useful examples from different types of academic paths and institutions. Whether you are on a traditional promotion and tenure journey or have other aspirations, you will walk away from this training with a career map you can return to and revise time and time again.

 

Who should attend?

  • Post-docs and early career faculty who want to create a vision for their career trajectory
  • Tenure-track faculty who seek a more strategic approach to research, teaching, and service
  • Faculty seeking to craft a career trajectory that diverges from more traditional promotion and tenure paths

Agenda

March 15, 2022

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern

 

Part 1: Envisioning Your Career

We will begin by discussing the difference between being strategic versus opportunistic in your career and how “FOMO,” or Fear of Missing Out, can negatively impact academic careers. We will also provide tips, strategies, and considerations for before you say “yes.” You will then have the opportunity to begin to envision your career and your overall career trajectory using a guided worksheet.

 


 

Part 2: Step-by-Step & Preventing Burnout

Next, with the guidance of our expert, you will begin to identify, either with a group of peers or on your own, how you can break down your vision into a plan encompassing one year, three years, six years, and beyond. Additionally, we will further explore a strategic approach to preventing and reducing burnout.

 


 

Part 3: Building Your Network & Asking for Support

We will conclude with addressing the crucial question: “What type of support do you need to help you achieve your vision?” We’ll then begin to work on identifying how you can find that support.