2024 GradFUTURES Future Faculty for Science & Engineering: Day 2- Faculty Life in Princeton and DEI

Jul 30, 2024, 12:00 pm4:00 pm
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Event Description
The Future Faculty series for science and engineering is designed for graduate students and postdocs who are a few years from the faculty job market. This series will provide clarity of faculty life in diverse institutions, revealing essential skills and mindsets for career success. Through data-transparency, a systems lens, and knowledge of resources and opportunities, you can craft an intentional plan for professional development, while learning from Princeton faculty, staff and alumni who serve as faculty in diverse institutions. 
The 2024 cohort of Future Faculty series for science and engineering graduate students and postdocs is scheduled on July 29-31, 12-4 pm. The series will wrap with a reception on July 31 at 4 pm.

Day 2: Faculty Life in R1 Institution

Perspective of new faculty on transition to research independence

  • Development and evolution of independent research program
  • Leading and sustaining a lab: projects, finances, and people
  • Clarity on the tenure and promotion process
  • Holistic and inclusive mentoring
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in research, teaching, mentoring and service


  • Abreeotta J. Williams-Jones, Assistant Dean, Access, Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate School
  • Joshua Atkinson, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Yael Niv, Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
More speakers announced soon. Lunch will be served


To request accommodations for this or any event, please contact the organizer or James M. Van Wyck at least 3 working days prior to the event.