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.

2024-2025 information coming soon.

Archived Series


Making the Most of Your Sabbatical

April 10, 2024

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.

Congrats You’ve Been Promoted, Now What?

October 5, 2023

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


See the series archive for topics in previous academic years: