Dr. Damani White-Lewis gives the keynote talk, "Successfully Navigating Academia: Structural and Agentic Lessons for Workloads, Writing, and the Workforce."

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Endless opportunities: Institute prepares aspiring faculty

The fifth Future Professors Institute invited aspiring faculty from Cornell, Sloan Foundation-funded initiatives, Ivy+ institutions and Bouchet Society member institutions to two days of opportunities to engage with faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and institutional types. The hybrid event took place on June 6 and 7.

Offered every other year, the Future Professors Institute concludes the NextGen Professors Program, a professional development and group mentorship opportunity for Cornell postdocs and advanced doctoral candidates that was initiated in 2017. Applicants are selected for a year-long cohort experience for their demonstrated interest in a faculty career and their contributions and commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in academia.

This year’s Future Professors Institute featured a keynote on navigating academia and panels on exploring institutional fit, academic careers outside of the tenure track and establishing your scholarship and a research agenda as a new faculty member.

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