2020-21 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. The Fall 2020 session will be conducted in a virtual format via Zoom.

Interdisciplinary and Team Research at Illinois: Benefits and Challenges Working Across Disciplines

Thursday, April 15, 2021
– 10:00 AM

  • Are you interested in creative solutions to challenging problems?
  • Are you already part of an interdisciplinary research team?
  • Do you want to form a team or be a part of one and not know where to start?
  • Do you have questions about how interdisciplinary and team research is handled in P&T?

If you said YES to any of these questions, join us to learn about the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary and team research. Our expert panel will share insights on getting your work off the ground and help you work through challenges to ensure your team’s sustained success. We will also discuss how interdisciplinary and team research is treated in P&T.

Who should attend?

This workshop is for associate professors (tenure-stream and specialized faculty).

Workshop Goals

  • Gain knowledge and skills to successfully engage in interdisciplinary and team research at Illinois.
  • Share tips, strategies, and resources for conducting interdisciplinary and team research.
  • Understand how interdisciplinary research is handled in P&T.


Antoinette Burton, Director, Humanities Research Institute and Professor of History
Neal Cohen, Director, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute and Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience Program, and Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Eva Pomerantz, Provost Fellow, Acting Director of the Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Professor of Psychology
Gene Robinson, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and Professor of Entomology


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Planning for Promotion: Strategies, Tips, and Resources

What does it take to get promoted to full professor at Illinois? In this session, we share an overview of the process and expectations for promotion to full professor. Panelists will provide strategies, tips, and resources that can provide you with guidance to plan for your promotion.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
1:30 – 2:30 PM


Amy Ando, Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Marni D. Boppart, Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health
Jonathan Freund, Department Head and Professor of Aerospace Engineering


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