Foundational Building Blocks for the Next Generation of Research Faculty Leaders

The Future Faculty Fellows Workshop prepares postdoctoral scientists for careers that combine research, service, mentoring, and teaching.

Historically, this workshop on career development has been closely linked with the Science Teaching Experience Program – Working In Science Education (STEP-WISE), which is a closely mentored apprenticeship experience to learn how to teach scientifically with inclusive, demonstrably effective, student-centered pedagogies.

Postdocs have the option of attending only the Future Faculty Fellows Workshop or both the workshop and STEP-WISE. Registration for STEP-WISE opens in the summer. Both programs consistently receive high marks from participants.

Future Faculty Fellows Workshop

This 4-week intensive series, culminating in a one-day, in-person workshop, orients experienced postdoctoral fellows to job-seeking skills, team communication skills, best practices for lab management, and essential teaching skills. The workshop will feature search committee members and faculty members both within and outside traditional University research settings.

Workshop topics include:

  • Demystifying academia
  • How to write research, teaching, and diversity statements
  • Preparing for your interview
  • Careers outside of research universities
  • Understanding search committees
  • New Faculty Panel
  • Mentorship
  • Department Chairs panel

The workshop is free and open to any postdoctoral fellow in their second year or beyond from the UW, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

Important Facts:

  • Includes both interactive presentations and discussions
  • Register now as space is limited and workshop fills quickly
  • Sessions will not be recorded to promote interactive discussion and insider tips for academic success

The workshop is directed by Dr. Chet Moritz, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, and by Dr. Rosana Risques, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

For more information on the workshop, please contact somevent@uw.edu.