BDN Workshop Series: Making the Move from Grad Student to the Professoriate

  • April 26, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • This bundles all 8 workshops in the complete series.

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Short Description of the Workshop:

It is extremely important for underrepresented minority scholars to best position themselves for the academic job market. In this workshop, we’ll cover the job market information that advisors haven’t told you about.

Learn how to make a compelling faculty application by understanding the type of institution you are applying to, branding yourself, and crafting your application documents that specifically address what you bring to the position. We'll also share advice on making the move from grad student to assistant professor. You're on the tenure track and you'll need to be selfish - learn to say no, create balance and find yourself mentors and sponsors as you navigate the tenure and promotion process.

Intended Audience:

Graduate students

Presenter Bios:

Lorraine Stinebiser serves as the Rochester Institute of Technology's Director of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment and has been with the university since 2014. As the director, she plays an essential role in the creation and execution of campaigns, initiatives, and projects ensuring the success of faculty diversity and recruitment initiatives across the institution. She previously managed the annual RIT Future Faculty Career Exploration Program and works with search committees to cultivate a pipeline of women and Black/African American, Latinx, and Native American/Indigenous scholars and artists to apply for faculty positions at RIT. She has several years of experience in marketing, public relations, events, and communications through her prior roles in higher education and print media.

Dr. Donathan Brown serves as the Rochester Institute of Technology's Assistant Provost and Assistant Vice President for Faculty Diversity and Recruitment. In addition, he is an Associate Professor, former U.S. Fulbright Professor, recently appointed member of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) climate justice working group, and is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador.

Dr. Brown leads the RIT Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment in providing institutional leadership for the effective recruitment and advancement of a diverse and excellent faculty body. He places particular emphasis on recruiting historically underrepresented faculty and providing strategic guidance to support retention-related efforts that include professional development, mentoring, academic diversity and equity, work-life policies and other climate issues.

Dr. Brown is an expert on race and public policy, especially as it pertains to African Americans and Latinos. His research has materialized in both books and articles spanning topics ranging from voting rights, immigration reform and civil rights. Dr. Brown has provided expert commentary for many major media outlets, ranging from Forbes to the Huffington Post, along with multiple media outlets in Canada and Slovenia.

Follow Up:

A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

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NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.

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