Mid-Career

Faculty at Mid-Career

Associate Professors and Mid-Career Faculty often have to balance a ‘new normal’ of increased teaching and service while maintaining and growing their research profile. OFD is here to help you navigate this time of transition and ward off the mid-career malaise. Workshops are held to assist mid-career faculty with sabbatical planning, the transition to associate, scholarly and research productivity, and leadership skills.

Balancing the ‘New Normal’ Workshops

2019-2020 Series

Oct 10th, 9:30-11am — Successfully Navigate the Transition to Associate Professor

Hear from newly-promoted Full Professors about how they navigated the path to Full.

December 4th, 9:30-11am Creating Your Associate Professor Faculty Development Plan 

Identify your career mission and make a plan to achieve it.

February 21st, 10:00-11:30am — Mindful Sabbaticals 

Strategize your next sabbatical, including finding funding, benchmarking your progress, navigating travel with kids, self-care and mindfulness.

March 26th,  9:00-10:30am -  Mid-Career Mentoring

Identify your new mentoring needs and make a plan to get the support you need.  


Mutual Mentoring Incubators

The Mutual Mentoring Incubators help identify others interested in forming a group that provides bench-marking, accountability and support. We are currently gathering interest in a ‘Transition to Associate’ incubator. Learn more here.


Research on Thriving at Mid-Career

OFD engages in research targeted at improving the job satisfaction of Mid-Career Faculty. You can read our reports here


External Resources

NCFDD Webinar by Joy Gaston Gayles - "In this webinar, I’ll share some of the common mistakes that mid-career faculty make, as well as some of the strategies I used to to get myself ready to go up for promotion from associate to full professor."