In 2018 and 2019, the College of Engineering and Applied Science ran a faculty development and leadership intensive for domestic doctoral students and new post-docs whose identity community/ies have been minoritized in STEM and who are interested in pursuing engineering faculty careers. While the program is paused to COVID-19 travel and budget concerns, we hope to update the format and bring it back in the future.
Program participants were graduate engineering scholars near the end of their academic training or just starting post-doctoral work with at least one year remaining before entering the academic job market. Preference was given to individuals whose research areas match those of the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science.
This program provided PhD candidates and new post-doc participants insight into the faculty selection and hiring processes at an R1 institution to demystify the interviewing experience. ACTIVE program participants learned about hiring committee practices and will learn how to package their experiences and unique characteristics for success in a faculty search. In addition, participants explored the growing academic community here at the University of Colorado Boulder and heard about upcoming employment opportunities. CU Engineering comprises 18 degree programs, six academic departments, and six interdisciplinary research themes.
CU Engineering is a top research university dedicated to excellent research, teaching, and learning. Our pedagogy is rooted in active learning, which uses research-based methods to bring theory to life in any classroom or teaching setting.