The New Faculty Symposium (NFS) aims to help new Software Engineering faculty members launch successful careers. Few new faculty are prepared for the diversity of types of work they will be asked to undertake. Moreover, their doctoral training has most likely not prepared them for much beyond how to conduct research themselves and, perhaps, how to teach topics that are close to their research area.
The 2019 offering of ICSE’s NFS will build on the successful formula of prior symposia by connecting prospective and junior faculty with experienced faculty members. The symposium will provide plenty of time for informal interaction and will facilitate conversations with a series of short talks covering the broad range of issues faced by faculty members.
In 2019, we will seek to engage the broader Software Engineering community by collecting common questions from junior faculty, answers to those questions from senior faculty, and then curating a set of frequently asked questions that can serve as a reference.
- Gail Murphy (UBC) on “Building and funding a research program”
- Sebastian Elbaum (UVA) on “Advising, mentoring, and recruiting students”
- Mauro Pezze (Lugano) on “Publication strategies and practices”
- Jon Whittle (Monash) on “Faculty life and well-being”
- Patricia Lago (VU Amsterdam) on “Teaching and instructional work”
- Arie van Duersen (Delft) on “Navigating the promotion process”
- Myra Cohen (Iowa State) on "Building a research network”