You have landed that dream job as an assistant professor; just what you have always wanted. What now? Becoming a new assistant professor at a university or a researcher at a research lab is a challenge accepted with enthusiasm, energy, and trepidation. This first position is a signal of accomplishment and the culmination of years of dedicated effort, but it also marks the start of another round of hard work characterized by challenges that are new and often unfamiliar: how to establish an independent research program; learning how to be a mentor and be mentored; balancing career and personal life; collaborating with colleagues inside and outside your institution; and, for those heading into academic careers, learning how to teach.
The New Faculty Symposium (NFS) focuses on helping new software engineering faculty members and researchers feel more comfortable and confident in dealing with these many challenges. NFS features advice and guidance from leading software engineering faculty and researchers based upon their personal experiences and insights into the contemporary community. Ample time for informal and small group interactions allows the attendees to dig deeper into pertinent questions and concerns. NFS is intended primarily for those who expect to hold a position soon or have recently started their careers.
The NFS program will begin at 9:00 am and finish at 5:30 pm. There will be a morning break from 10:30 - 11:00 am and an afternoon break from 3:30 - 4:00 pm. Lunch will be from 12:30 - 2:00 pm. Reserved tables will be marked for NFS attendees and presenters, to facilitate small-group mentoring and networking.
Attendees of the NFS may also be interested in the free evening workshop Engaging Undergraduates in Your Research.