Preparing Future Faculty
Welcome to the ODU Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF). PFF is a national initiative sponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Association of American Colleges & Universities and supported by numerous disciplinary organizations in the life sciences, math, computer science, the social sciences, health sciences, and humanities. PFF involves providing graduate students with information and experiences relevant to academic careers in their field. Each semester, talks and workshops are offered related to the skills required to build a successful academic career.
PFF also awards a "PFF Certificate" to students who document completion of a certain number of activities related to preparing for an academic career. This site also provides important resources for graduate students entering the job market. The Academic Job Search Resource Page has videos, FAQ, and links to a faculty mentor and discussion page for those students nearing completion of their degree and beginning the job search.
In Spring 2013 two PFF events will be held on Friday, February 8, and Friday, March 22. The first event, entitled "Framework for Grant Writing: Advice for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty" will be on February 8 in the Hampton-Newport News Rooms in Webb Center. The second event, entitled "Publish, Don't Perish: The Use of ePublishing in Academia" will be on Friday, March 22, in the Virginia Beach Room in Webb Center. These events are held from noon until 2:00 p.m. and light refreshments are served. Graduate students (and faculty) from all ODU departments and affiliated Universities are welcome to attend. No registration is necessary.
Any questions should be directed to:
Elaine M. Justice
Chair, PFF Steering Committee