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Associate Professor Program



Throughout higher education and across disciplines, newly tenured and promoted professors face unique professional and personal challenges. The Associate Professor Program is designed to support them as they enter this transitional period.

Interim Program Director: Nadia Yaqub,



This program typically consists of a mix of daytime and evening events that combine opportunities for professional development, networking, and socializing.

Topics explored in APP programming include sustaining work-life balance at mid-career, managing increased expectations and opportunities for university service, developing leadership and negotiating skills, preparing for promotion to full professor, and positioning oneself in the academy as an established scholar.

Fall 2023 Events

Registration is required for all events.

Sept. 12: NHC Fellowship Proposal Workshop: Learn about the National Humanities Center Residential Fellowship and workshop your proposal.

Sept. 21: Faculty Fellowship Program Proposal Workshop: Discuss your Faculty Fellowship Program application’s Project Statement in a small group setting with a past Fellow.

Oct. 25: Demystifying the Associate Professor Role: Hear from a faculty panel about the perks and pitfalls of tenure, suggestions for how to take advantage of new opportunities that tenure confers (e.g., opportunities for growth on and off campus, different post-tenure paths, advocating for junior faculty and staff).

Dec. 5: APP End of Semester Reception: Join this reception for all newly tenured associate professors in the College.



All College faculty are invited to participate in the program in the first three years following their promotion to associate professor.



For more information, contact:

Zyon Perkins
Event Planner

Nadia Yaqub
Interim Program Director, APP
Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies