Why You Should Be a Professor and How to Become One
Thinking about applying for faculty positions in the future? This free seminar series hosted by Prof. Saman Amarasinghe and the EECS Comm Lab is intended for MIT EECS PhD students who want to learn more about what it’s like to be a professor and how they can prepare for a career on the tenure track. Each session will offer the opportunity for Q&A with the speakers.
Monday 5/18 at 1:00 PM - Being a Professor is the Best Occupation
Hear from senior EECS faculty about the pros of being a prof. Learn about various aspects of what it’s like to be a professor - research, teaching, career opportunities, and being a part of the academic community.
Tuesday 5/19 at 1:00 PM - Getting Through the Junior Faculty Years
Hear from mid-career EECS faculty about how they survived their junior faculty years. Learn what skills are needed to be successful, what opportunities exist, and what stressors junior faculty often face.
Wednesday 5/20 at 2:00 PM - Getting a Faculty Job
Hear from junior EECS faculty and successful faculty candidates about their job search experience. Learn what it’s like to complete the faculty application and interview process and negotiate a job offer.
Thursday 5/21 at 2:00 PM - Preparing for Your Own Faculty Application
Hear from the EECS Comm Lab about the components of a faculty application package. Learn what skills you can be building now in order to write a strong research statement, teaching statement, and CV when it comes time to apply.
A Zoom link will be found on the EECS Comm Lab website on the day of the event. Participating in the event will require an MIT login.
What is your current academic status?
PhD student - Year 1
PhD student - Year 2
PhD student - Year 3
PhD student - Year 4
PhD student - Year 5
PhD student - Year 6
PhD student - Year 7+
Which sessions are you planning to attend?
Monday 5/18 at 1:00 PM EST - Being a Professor is the Best Occupation
Tuesday 5/19 at 1:00 PM EST - Getting Through the Junior Faculty Years
Wednesday 5/20 at 2:00 PM EST - Getting a Faculty Job
Thursday 5/21 at 2:00 PM EST - Preparing for Your Own Faculty Application
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