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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.

Spring 2024 Events

Registration is required for all events.

Feb. 8: Research Outside of the Box: Collaboration, Funding, and UNC Resources: This will be a facilitated conversation with guest speakers from the Arts & Humanities Grant Studio, Office of Research Development, Office of Foundation Relations & Industry Engagement, and the School of Data Science and Society.

April 9: Promotion to Full Professor: Guest speakers will share their perspective on the promotion process and discuss their overall experiences with the promotion process.

May 2: End of Year Social: Join faculty from the APP and the New Faculty Program to connect with colleagues across the college and be in community as we reflect on the end of the academic year.



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