Thriving as an Associate Professor Seminar Series

The Thriving as an Associate Professor Series is a set of seminars designed to assist mid-career faculty in strategizing for a successful career.

Making the Most of Your Sabbatical

Are you planning for a sabbatical? Whether you are going on one next academic year or planning to apply sometime in the future, don’t miss this session! We will discuss expectations regarding sabbaticals and how you can make the most of your time during your leave.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
8:00am – 8:30am – Light breakfast and networking
8:30am-10:00am – Seminar
Levis Faculty Center, room 210
919 W. Illinois Street

Register here by Wednesday, April 3, 2024. This session is in-person only and will not be recorded.

Who should attend?

This workshop is for tenure-stream faculty members.

Past Sessions

Congrats You’ve Been Promoted, Now What?

Thursday, October 5, 2023
8:30-10:00 am

We will engage in broad ranging conversation with colleagues who were recently promoted to Full Professor. We will share tips and strategies to help you develop a framework as you continue on your career path at Illinois.


  • Anna DilgerProfessor, Animal Sciences
  • Nora El-GoharyProfessor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Wade Fagen-UlmschneiderTeaching Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Brian Ogolsky,  Graduate Adjunct Faculty, Labor and Employment Relations, Director of Graduate Studies, Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, School of Labor and Employment Relations
  • Karen Tabb DinaProfessor, School of Social Work


Archived Series

See the Thriving as an Associate Professor Seminar Series Archive for topics in previous academic years.