Faculty Research Forum

Research Orientation Program for New Faculty

The Faculty Research Forum aims to create a conversation between new faculty, research administrators and senior faculty around success strategies for establishing a research program as an assistant professor. This forum is a new program for first- and second-year assistant professors being piloted in AY19-20. Assistant professors are welcome to join the discussion series when they first arrive on campus, or during their first two years. Each session introduces broad topics relevant to launching an independent career, with an emphasis on building faculty-administrator relationships and developing an interdisciplinary peer network on campus. Selected sessions are tailored to research in specific disciplines; others will be hosted as a shared conversation across all disciplines. The Faculty Research Forum program is sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research with participation from campus units that provide services, advice and support for faculty in their scholarly activities.  

For questions, please contact any of the following sponsors within the Office of the Dean for Research:

Karla Ewalt, Associate Dean for Research
Coleen Burrus, Director of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations
Elizabeth Adams, Director of the Office of Research and Project Administration


Click on the topics below to learn more about each session.

TIME: 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M., lunch provided
LOCATION: rooms vary, check the specific session detail
RSVP BY INVITATION: Assistant professors, first- and second-year new faculty

AY 2019-2020

Faculty Research Forum: External and Internal Funding 

Natural Sciences and Engineering: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Humanities and Social Sciences: Thursday, October 10, 2019 

Faculty Research Forum: Early Career Awards

Combined Session: Thursday, December 5, 2019 

Faculty Research Forum: Regulations and Research

Combined Session: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 

Faculty Research Forum: Intellectual Property and Innovation

Combined Session: Friday, March 27, 2020 

Faculty Research Forum: Scholarship and Publishing

Combined Session: Friday, April 3, 2020

AY 2020-2021

Faculty Research Forum: Creating the Culture Around You

Natural Sciences and Engineering: October 7, 2020
Humanities and Social Sciences: October 8, 2020 

Faculty Research Forum: Financial Management

Natural Sciences and Engineering: TBD, December, 2020 
Humanities and Social Sciences: TBD, December, 2020 

Faculty Research Forum: Data, Data Everywhere

Natural Sciences and Engineering: TBD, February, 2021 
Humanities and Social Sciences: TBD, February, 2021 

Faculty Research Forum: In the Public Eye

Natural Sciences and Engineering: TBD, March/April, 2021 
Humanities and Social Sciences: TBD, March/April, 2021