Preparing Future Faculty Conference
Preparing Future Faculty Conference (PFFc) is a one-day event designed to provide graduate students, of all disciplines and at all phases of their educations, with important information about preparing for their future academic careers. The conference consists of four sessions addressing such graduate student concerns as progression toward the Ph.D., developing innovative teaching strategies, balancing teaching, research, and service, navigating the job market, acclimating to a new faculty position, and professional opportunities within and outside of academia.
Each year the conference is organized by a committee of graduate students, led by a PFF fellow appointed and funded by the Sociology department. Funding for the conference is provided by the University Graduate School and various participating departments. Panelists are typically professors from IUB and surrounding universities. Special care is made to invite panelists from a diverse array of disciplines and institutions.