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Career Panel – Teaching Faculty at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions
July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online – Register here
Learn about teaching-focused faculty careers at 4-year primary-teaching institutions in this virtual career panel that will include faculty from predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs) in Wisconsin. Panelists will address what they perceive as the unique aspects of their jobs that differ from faculty experiences at research-intensive 4-year universities, including:
- Goals, challenges, and opportunities for teaching, mentorship, research, and service
- Challenges in transitioning from graduate experiences to faculty careers
- Skills and qualifications of successful candidates
This event is part of the Southern Wisconsin Aspire Regional Collaborative (SWARC), a career development program for graduate students and postdocs interested in teaching at 2-year and 4-year primarily undergraduate institutions. More information can be found here: https://www.uww.edu/cls/swarc.
SWARC Scholar Program: Paid internships to explore teaching-focused faculty careers
Applications now accepted – rolling
The Southern Wisconsin Aspire Regional Collaborative (SWARC) is a career development program for graduate students and postdocs interested in teaching at 2-year and 4-year primarily undergraduate institutions. The SWARC is now recruiting for the first cohort of SWARC Scholars! SWARC Scholars will explore careers at primarily-teaching institutions and increase their awareness and understanding of inclusive teaching and mentoring practices through virtual and in-person internships, mentorships, and gatherings. Scholars will receive a $2000 stipend. Applications are now being reviewed with rolling acceptance until the program is full. Applicants are also encouraged to attend the career panel on 7/22.
The program is intended for individuals in STEM fields, and STEM is broadly defined to also include social sciences (psychology, economics, sociology, political science). Applicants must also be from one or more groups designated as underrepresented and/or minoritized in STEM. These groups include URM racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. More information can be found here: https://www.uww.edu/cls/swarc.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~