Future Faculty Program – 2021 Cohort Application Open

The Future Faculty Program (FFP) was introduced to increase the number of Ph.D. graduates who obtain academic positions, in particular faculty positions in prestigious engineering and computer science schools. In addition, the FFP is intended to improve the preparation of students for these academic careers, so that students can better succeed once they obtain such a position. Students admitted to the program are designated Future Faculty Fellows.

Eligible applicants are doctoral students enrolled in the Clark School or the Department of Computer Science who have advanced to candidacy OR completed coursework and qualifying exams. When students apply, the application system will request letters of recommendation from their research advisors and one additional faculty member. A doctoral student’s research advisor will be required to engage in mentoring the student as a Fellow, so the commitment to actively monitor his or her progress towards preparing to apply for a faculty position should be explicitly stated in the recommendation letter. Fellows are chosen based on their motivation for becoming a faculty member and their potential for securing a tenure-track faculty position at a top-50 academic institution. We expect to choose up to 24 new fellows for Spring 2021.

For more information about the FFP and application instructions, please visit: https://eng.umd.edu/future-faculty-program.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 12, 2020. Letters of recommendation are due November 20, 2020. Accepted students will be notified by the end of the Fall semester and must enroll in the one-credit course ENES601 in Spring 2020, which meets Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:45pm.