Academic Career Paths

We recognize the diversity of experiences, interests, expectations, needs, and career stages of academics. Our goal is to provide support for our academic colleagues who are striving to create meaningful and productive professional and personal lives in alignment with– and contributing toward– the missions of Michigan State University.

The Academic Career Paths programming and resources address pertinent junctures in an academic’s career–from when they enter the university, work toward promotion milestones, and transition into late career or retirement activities.

Academic Career Paths Events

There are no upcoming events.

Spring 2018 Events

Late Career


  • A conversation with administrators took place in March to discuss issues and challenges facing mid-career tenure system faculty, with the goal to share strategies to foster productive careers.
  • Symposium: Making the Most of the Mid-Career as an MSU Academic, took place in April 2018, and featured a presentation by Dr. Kiernan Mathews, Executive Director and Principal Investigator of the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at Harvard, as well a panel discussion and breakout sessions with MSU academics and administrators.