Preparing the next generation of scientific and technological leaders. 

ATLANTA, GA. OCT. 2-5

 
NextProf Nexus is a three-day program that is part of a nationwide effort to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering. This preeminent event is designed to give participants the opportunity to explore and prepare for a faculty position in academia. 

Join a select cohort of diverse engineering Ph.D. students, recent doctoral graduates and top faculty and deans from around the country. NextProf Nexus is designed to encourage academic careers from traditionally underrepresented U.S. demographic groups and  is open to individuals of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, veteran status, socio economic status, first generation to college status, and religion. 

We strongly encourage women and traditionally underrepresented groups at U.S. institutions who are senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers or early-career scientists and researchers in the field of engineering to apply. 
 
Attendees will leave NextProf with a clear understanding of the academic job market and how to navigate the rigors of first faculty positions.
  • Meet mentors and future collaborators
  • Attend panel discussions with successful faculty
  • Learn about the faculty search process
  • Prepare for the academic job market
  • Plan for the rigors of first faculty positions
  • Understand how to build a successful research program
 
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Apply

Applicants may either apply directly to the workshop or be nominated by a faculty member. Deadline to apply is June 10, 2019.

Faculty Members: To nominate a NextProf participant, visit the nominations page. Nominated applicants will receive a formal invitation and link to apply via email.

Applicants: Please follow the instructions below. 

Application Materials 

  1. Current CV in PDF format. Save the file as “Last Name-First Name_CV.pdf”

  2. A statement of your interest in the NextProf program addressing the following:
    • What interests you about an academic career?
    • Which of your experiences in research, teaching and/or mentoring have shaped your future career plans
    • What do you expect to gain by participating in the NextProf Workshop?A statement of your interest in the NextProf program addressing the following:
  3. Your statement should be no more than one-page, single spaced, 12-point font (Arial or Times New Roman). Include your name and date at the top of the page. Save the file as a PDF with the filename format “Last Name-First Name_Interest.pdf”

  4. A diversity statement that describes your commitment to excellence and diversity, addressing past and or potential contributions to advance equity and inclusion through research, teaching, or service. Your statement should be no more than one-page, single spaced, 12-point font (Arial or Times New Roman). Include your name and date at the top of the page.  Save the file as a PDF with the filename format “Last Name-First Name_Diversity.pdf”

For suggestions regarding the statement of interest, please visit the selection criteria page.

Letter of Recommendation

Applicants must obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor. Please note: if you were nominated for the NextProf Workshop by a faculty member, you do not need to complete this section or share the recommendation form link.

Applicants must share this recommendation form link with their intended advocate. The form includes a brief questionnaire and instructions for submitting a PDF letter of recommendation, which should address the following:

  • Assess the candidate’s preparedness and readiness for a faculty position.  
  • Address the candidate’s research and level of scholarship, teaching ability and commitment to diversity and excellence.

Submit Your Application

Apply to NextProf Nexus 2019 by June 10, 2019, 5pm EST.



Program

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A three-day workshop taking place in Atlanta, GA from October 2 through October 5, 2019. Travel details and costs will be arranged for accepted applicants. More information coming soon. 

Important Deadlines

  • June 10, 2019: Application Deadline
  • July 14, 2019: Applicants Notified of Decision
  • July 28, 2019: Deadline to Accept Offer


Application Deadline: June 10, 2019, 5pm EST

Selection Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an interest in a faculty career in engineering
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a demonstrated a commitment to diversity and excellence

One requirement is a statement that demonstrates a commitment to diversity – describing your commitment to excellence and diversity, addressing past and/or potential contributions to advance equity and inclusion through research, teaching, or service.

Here are some suggestions that might help you prepare your statement.

  • Can you describe a personal experience that shaped your attitude about the importance of diversity in academic leadership?
  • Are you involved in committees or groups that work to engage your community on issues around diversity?
  • In a faculty position, what are some strategies you might pursue to help achieve goals related to your commitment to diversity?

An ideal NextProf candidate can express a passion for teaching and interest in making engineering academia a more inclusive and rewarding experience for all students, and has a desire to positively influence institutional conversations about diversity.

All costs are covered for accepted applicants.

Contact Us

NextProf Nexus 2019 will be hosted at the Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. For more information and questions about the 2019 program, please contact 2019nexus@umich.edu

Program & Deadlines

Nominate a Candidate

To nominate an applicant, please follow the Faculty Recommendation link at the bottom of the page. Indicate “I would like to nominate an applicant“ on the nomination form when prompted. Applicants nominated by faculty will be sent a formal invitation to apply to the workshop.

You will also be required to submit a letter of recommendation that assesses the candidate’s preparedness and readiness for a faculty position. In doing so, please address the candidate’s research and level of scholarship, teaching ability, and commitment to diversity and excellence. Submission details will be provided in the nomination form. Please submit nominations by June 10, 2019.

Faculty Recommendation Form

Apply to NextProf Nexus 2019

For general information about the NextProf workshop, please visit the NextProf website.