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New Faculty Symposium

May 19th, Tuesday
Room: PC - Belvedere

You have landed that dream job as an assistant professor; just what you have always wanted. What now?

Becoming a new assistant professor at a university or a researcher at a research lab is a challenge accepted with enthusiasm, energy, and trepidation. This first position is a signal of accomplishment and the culmination of years of dedicated effort, but it also marks the start of another round of hard work characterized by challenges that are new and often unfamiliar: how to establish an independent research program; learning how to be a mentor and be mentored; balancing career and personal life; collaborating with colleagues inside and outside your institution; and, for those heading into academic careers, learning how to teach.

The New Faculty Symposium (NFS) focuses on helping new software engineering faculty members and researchers feel more comfortable and confident in dealing with these many challenges. NFS features advice and guidance from leading software engineering faculty and researchers based upon their personal experiences and insights into the contemporary community. Ample time for informal and small group interactions allows the attendees to dig deeper into pertinent questions and concerns.

NFS is intended primarily for those who expect to hold a position soon or have recently started their careers.

A full schedule will be available closer in time to the event, but topics and speakers are listed below.



Mehdi Jazayeri (University of Lugano) and Gail C. Murphy (University of British Columbia)

What I Wish I Had Known   Panelists  

Kathryn Stolee (Assistant Professor, Iowa State University);
Thomas Fritz (Assistant Professor, University of Zurich);
Eric Bodden (Professor, Technische Universitt Darmstadt) 

Career Management   Speaker   Jane Cleland-Huang (Professor, DePaul University)
How to Fund Your Research   Speaker   Arie van Deursen (Professor, Delft University)
Recruiting and Mentoring Students   Speaker   Lori Pollock (Professor, University of Delaware)
Life and Work   Speaker   Jeff Kramer (Professor, Imperial College).


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