Pathways to Professorship Program

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The Pathways to Professorship (P2P) program is designed to prepare PhD students for the rigors of applying to, and holding, an academic position.

This 12-session program will allow students to gain exposure to the requirements and responsibilities of being a professor.

The Pathways to Professorship Program is offered every two years; the next program cycle will commence in September 2022.

Throughout the 12-session program students will gain exposure to the requirements and responsibilities of being a professor, and specifically how early-career academics can best manage their time and resources between research, teaching, and administrative duties. Further, students will come away from the program with the skills to develop an effective academic CV, teaching dossier, research statement, and knowledge regarding how to effectively prepare for an academic job interview.

Assessment and Deliverables

To complete the P2P program, a student must:

  1. Attend at least 10 P2P seminars (exceptions will be made for seminars scheduled outside of the usual Wednesday 2-4pm time slot)
  2. Submit feedback after each seminar

The professional academic dossier will include the following documents prepared over the course of the P2P program:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Statement
  3. Journal Abstract
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Cover Letter

Students who complete all program requirements will be issued an official certificate of participation in the program.

Schedule

The next program cycle will commence in September 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions?

Contact Applied Science Professional Development apsc.pd@ubc.ca 

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