BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference Emerging Scholars Career Preparation Workshop welcomed 70 participants from all 14 member universities, and the University of Missouri hosted the event September 27-29.
This marked the first in-person event for the emerging scholars program after being in a virtual format in the inaugural year of 2021.
"Each university selected five scholars for this year's in-person workshop, and the leaders at the University of Missouri have put together a challenging but informative program for the group," said Dr. Torie A. Johnson, SEC associate commissioner for academic relations. "Our institutions have made substantial inroads relative to faculty inclusivity, and the SEC Emerging Scholars Program only builds on those efforts."
The workshop is part of the SEC Provosts initiative to aid in preparing future faculty members from within the SEC. It provides professional development and networking opportunities for current doctoral students and a limited number of postdoctoral researchers who are considering careers in higher education, with attention being provided to those from historically underrepresented groups. The program also includes fellowships for scholars from their home universities.
The scholars attended the career preparation workshop in Columbia, Missouri. They have several pre-workshop assignments and will receive feedback from representatives from all 14 SEC institutions in attendance. The scholars also visited with representatives on a range of topics, including the hiring process.
Meet the scholars who participated in the program by clicking here.