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Launching a Successful Faculty Career

James Lang
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

To CEU doctoral students:
Join us for lunch and discussion on

Launching a Successful Faculty Career
Professor of English and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts

Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Center for Teaching and Learning, Nádor u. 13, Room 613
Sandwich lunch will be served.

The first year of a faculty position poses many challenges, but they are ones that can be addressed through careful preparation and planning. This informal seminar will review some of the research on faculty careers in higher education, as well as draw from Prof. Lang's experiences hiring and mentoring new faculty, in order to describe how doctoral students can prepare for and launch a successful faculty career. A brief presentation will be followed by plenty of time for questions and conversation.

James M. Lang, Professor of English and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, is the author of five books and more than a hundred reviews or essays on topics ranging from higher education to British literature. Lang is familiar to academic audiences internationally through his monthly column in the Chronicle of Higher Education and his books on higher education: Life on the Tenure Track (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005); On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard University Press, 2008); Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013); and Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016).