A future faculty development workshop for the University of Michigan engineering community


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Developed by expert faculty, Michigan Engineering's annual NextProf workshops have established a reputation as preeminent events in a nationwide effort to strengthen the next generation of academic leaders.

Hosted by The University of Michigan's College of Engineering, NextProf Engineering is a two-afternoon virtual event open to all CoE students & postdocs curious about the academic career path. Participants will hear personal insights from CoE faculty, learn about diverse career paths in academia, and informally network with engineering peers and faculty.

"There were too many lessons and nuggets of wisdom to pick a single one. This workshop was outstanding - from the comprehensive and honest overview of faculty life, the detailed information about hiring, to details about starting and growing a research lab. The unfettered access to tenured and tenure-seeking faculty was a unique opportunity I suspect few have had in this process. The workshop was a home run, and I hope that many future generations of academic-minded Michigan engineers will have an opportunity to participate."

- 2015 NextProf Engineering Workshop Participant


What to Expect

NextProf Engineering is an opportunity for College of Engineering students and postdocs from all backgrounds to hear real stories from engineering faculty and informally network with peers and mentors.

Speakers include faculty, research professors, and lecturers from the College of Engineering.

Note:  The Nextprof Engineering Workshop is exclusive to University of Michigan applicants:  engineering students (all years) and postdocs.  Senior-level PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers may also apply to NextProf Nexus, and 1st and 2nd year PhD students and Master's students interested in applying to PhD programs may also apply to NextProf Pathfinder.

University of Michigan Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral researchers interested in academic careers may also apply to a host of workshops under the Rackham-CRLT Preparing Future Faculty series.   


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The NextProf Engineering workshop is open to current University of Michigan College of Engineering students (all years) and postdocs.


Registration is now closed.

Contact Us

Have questions? Please contact Dr. Michelle Campbell at mmcamp@umich.edu.

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