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L. Jeannine BradyFriday, December 11, 2020

Obtaining and Negotiating a Faculty Position

12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom (Register here)

Presented by L. Jeannine Brady, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Oral Biology, UF College of Dentistry

Erik W. BlackMay 14, 2021

Incorporating Adult Learning Principles into Instruction

12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom (Registration link coming soon)

Presented by Erik W. Black, PhD MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Education, UF College of Medicine, Associate Director, HSC Office of Interprofessional Education


Preparing Future Faculty Spring 2021 – Applications Due October 31

The UF Graduate School, UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the UF Center for Teaching Excellence invite you to apply for the Spring 2021 Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program, which will meet via Zoom Mondays from 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. over 13 weeks, starting January 25 and ending April 19.

This program will cover important aspects of being a successful faculty member, faculty expectations at different kinds of institutions, and effective teaching and learning methods. It will involve weekly virtual meetings, assignments, and a mentoring component. It will not address developing job application materials or interviewing for faculty jobs.

This program is open to graduate students and postdocs from any UF department. Participants will be chosen on a competitive basis.

To learn more about this program and apply online, click this link: UF PFF. The online application will be open from October 15 until October 31.


Questions? Email Dr. Talline Martins, Director of the UF Office of Graduate Professional Development, at tmartins@ufl.edu


Passport To Great Teaching logoPassport to Great Teaching Program

The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence is launching a new tool to manage the Passport to Great Teaching program, the Passport Portal!  Events listed below are art of this program.  Graduate students and postdocs are welcome to participate!

The Passport Portal will allow you to:

  • View workshops
  • Register for workshops
  • Register for certificates
  • Submit reflections
  • View miles, badges and certificates earned
  • Communicate with other passport participants
  • And much, much more

For more information on the new Passport Portal please visit our Passport to Great Teaching webpage.

GMS 7950, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education

This elective course is offered in the Fall semester.

Biomedical scientists are trained during graduate school and postdoctoral studies to be researchers.  However, those who pursue academic career tracks are also expected to teach, and are often not well prepared for this faculty assignment.  This elective course provides an overview of educational issues faced by biomedical scientists teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional level.  The goal of the course is to familiarize biomedical science graduate students interested in pursuing academic career tracks with techniques that are the most relevant for beginning teachers, e.g., teaching skills & strategies and the underlying theory of learning and teaching.  The course will use a variety of teaching formats modeling teaching behaviors, and will provide practical guidelines for a variety of teaching skills.  MEETING DAYS AND TIME TO BE ARRANGED.  Link to draft syllabus