The Future Faculty Fellows Program aims to prepare postdoctoral scientists for successful careers that combine research, service, mentoring, and teaching. There are two components to the program - a workshop on teaching and career development, and a teaching apprenticeship program that provides a faculty-mentor experience in designing and teaching an undergraduate course. The workshop is open to any postdoctoral fellow in their 2nd year and beyond from the UW and our affiliated institutions: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute and Seattle Children's Research Institute.
Future Faculty Fellows Workshop
The Future Faculty Fellows Workshop is a free 2-day program, financially supported by the UW School of Medicine, and under the direction of Mark Bothwell, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics. The workshop focuses on providing participants with teaching, communication and job-seeking skills. Panels include: improving communication skills, strategies for improving science teaching at the undergraduate level, help with the job application and interview process and how to get your career off to a good start in your new permanent position. For the 2012/2013 academic year the workshop will be held January 30-31 at UW Medicine at South Lake Union. All participants receive copies of a workshop handbook and 4 highly acclaimed publications concerning teaching methods, career advancement and lab management. The workshop includes two catered lunches and ends with a wine and cheese reception for participants and faculty. The deadline for applications has passed.
Future Faculty Fellows Teaching Apprenticeship
Since 2004, 100 postdocs from over 30 different UW and FHCRC departments have participated in the Teaching Apprenticeship Program. The postdocs have designed and taught a total of 30 innovative seminar courses for UW undergraduates! Their courses enrich our undergraduate curriculum and provide opportunities for students to learn about cutting edge research and to benefit from highly interactive discussions with their instructors and peers. Beginning in 2011, courses have been taught as part of the UW Bothell Biology Program, under the direction of Rebecca Price and Marc Servetnick, University of Washington Bothell.