Future Faculty Program

The Future Faculty Program offers graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all disciplines preparation for teaching responsibilities in higher education.

The Future Faculty Program is a self-paced program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Participants who satisfy the program requirements receive a letter of completion.


For graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who expect to apply for faculty positions, this program offers multiple benefits. This program is also useful for those who are in a teaching role at Northeastern—such as a teaching assistant, lab supervisor, or instructor of record—and who want to develop and reflect on their teaching practices in the more immediate future. Benefits of participating in the Future Faculty Program include:

  • Preparing for faculty-level teaching responsibilities, from designing a course to assembling evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Crafting common professional documents related to teaching, such as a syllabus and a statement of teaching philosophy
  • Developing and receiving feedback on a teaching portfolio of materials and reflections that can be shared and adapted for a variety of audiences


To complete this program, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows participate in CATLR programming in key areas of teaching and learning, as well as document and receive feedback on the related teaching materials that they produce for their teaching portfolios. Participants keep track of their progress in the program with this checklist.

Below is a list of the key areas of the Future Faculty Program. Click into each row to see Summer 2022 events and self-paced modules that fulfill these key areas. All times are in Eastern Time.

*Reminder: FFP participants can complete self-paced modules to fulfill event participation for up to two key areas (i.e., 1 self-paced workshop module is equivalent to attending 1 synchronous workshop).

Overview of FFP

Check out this FFP flyer for a general overview of the Future Faculty Program.

How to Apply

To register, please complete this brief form and a CATLR team member will follow up with you. For more information, please contact us!

Increasing Inclusivity in Curriculum 

TUESDAY, 6/14 • 12:00 PM-1:15 PM • Online

Supporting Learning in Your Context With Mindfulness Practices

FRIDAY, 6/24 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM • Online

Curating and Creating Open Education Resources for Inclusive Learning

MONDAY, 7/11 • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM • Online

Supporting Inclusion in Asynchronous Online Learning Environments

MONDAY, 7/18 • 12:00 PM-1:15 PM • Online

Please check back next semester for program offerings in this area of teaching and learning.

Self-Paced Modules:
  1. Writing Your Teaching Statement 

Obtain constructive, actionable feedback that you can use to make iterative changes in your teaching.

Activities based on your interests and determined in consultation with CATLR. To learn more check out our resource page.

Explore your unique interests in teaching and learning that may not be captured in other key areas of FFP.

Consult with CATLR to develop your idea and plan an experience. To learn more check out our resource page.