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Starting an academic job: teaching in your first year as a professor 

Facilitator: Drs. Jackie Boyden and Kate Creasy Townsend, Nursing
Convener: Stacey Bevan, CTL Graduate Fellow, Nursing

Whether designing a syllabus or adapting an established course, preparing to teach is a significant part of transitioning  into the role of a professor. Hear valuable insights from Drs. Jackie Boyden and Kate Townsend on their first year as Penn faculty. We will cover topics such as discussing teaching with department leadership, balancing time as a new professor and drafting course materials. This is the second of a series on teaching and the academic job market. Lunch will be provided!


  1. Consider teaching in the context of job acceptance and negotiation
  2. Discuss strategies to balance teaching preparation with other responsibilities (grant writing, research, service, general adjustments) as an incoming professor
  3. Practice adapting a syllabus from an existing class or for a new course design using university resources, such as mentorship

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the School of Nursing and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Registrations are closed for this event

Thursday, April 20, 2023

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Fagin Hall
418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
Event Participants:

Annenberg School for Communication, Graduate School of Education, Perelman School of Medicine, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, School of Nursing, Social Policy & Practice, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Wharton School

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