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

Feb
20
Wed
2019
8:00 am Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University @ Heritage Room in the University Club of Michigan State University
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty... @ Heritage Room in the University Club of Michigan State University
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University @ Heritage Room in the University Club of Michigan State University | Lansing | Michigan | United States
Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at Michigan State University This annual workshop will be held on Feb. 20, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. in the Heritage Room in the University Club of[...]
Feb
26
Tue
2019
2:00 pm Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors @ Hannah Administration Building, Registrar's Conference Room, Room 155
Tending the Path Forward after F... @ Hannah Administration Building, Registrar's Conference Room, Room 155
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors @ Hannah Administration Building, Registrar's Conference Room, Room 155 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors The years after attainment of full professorship offer opportunities for directed career advancement and the consideration of formal and informal leadership engagement. Leadership[...]
Mar
15
Fri
2019
9:00 am What’s Next? New Opportunities at Mid-Career (Part I and II) @ Erickson Hall Room 252
What’s Next? New Opportunities a... @ Erickson Hall Room 252
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
What's Next? New Opportunities at Mid-Career (Part I and II) @ Erickson Hall Room 252 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Date: Friday, March 15, 2018 and Friday, April 12, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.) Location: 252 Erickson Hall   ​Description In the spring of 2018,[...]
Mar
28
Thu
2019
11:30 am Exploring Academic Leadership Lunch with Shannon Lynn Burton @ Phillips Room 153 (Abbot Seminar Room)-The Gallery Dining Hall at Snyder-Phillips
Exploring Academic Leadership Lu... @ Phillips Room 153 (Abbot Seminar Room)-The Gallery Dining Hall at Snyder-Phillips
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Exploring Academic Leadership Lunch with Shannon Lynn Burton @ Phillips Room 153 (Abbot Seminar Room)-The Gallery Dining Hall at Snyder-Phillips | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Description Are you interested in what academic leadership positions really entail? If so, you’re invited to a series of lunchtime gatherings to talk with and learn from engaging campus leaders regarding the inner workings of[...]
Apr
10
Wed
2019
10:30 am Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors @ Hannah Administration Building, Registrar's Conference Room, Room 155
Tending the Path Forward after F... @ Hannah Administration Building, Registrar's Conference Room, Room 155
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors @ Hannah Administration Building, Registrar's Conference Room, Room 155 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors The years after attainment of full professorship offer opportunities for directed career advancement and the consideration of formal and informal leadership engagement. Leadership[...]
11:30 am Exploring Academic Leadership Lunch with Ron Hendrick
Exploring Academic Leadership Lu...
Apr 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Exploring Academic Leadership Lunch with Ron Hendrick @ East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Description Are you interested in what academic leadership positions really entail? If so, you’re invited to a series of lunchtime gatherings to talk with and learn from engaging campus leaders regarding the inner workings of[...]

Mentoring Resources

Ideas and resources related to mentoring, particularly for faculty and academic staff are located in this section.  We hope it is valuable for individuals interested in mentoring and being mentored by academics at all levels and across all appointment types.