The Junior Faculty Forum was created in 2006 under the auspices of the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute. The purpose of the Junior Faculty Forum is to provide a space for dialogue among junior faculty from various disciplines in the humanities, to support and strengthen the intellectual community on campus, to encourage cooperation among tenure-track faculty who are at a similar point in their career, and to address specific issues junior faculty may have during their first years as members of the university’s community.
Each semester we hold at least two events: a professional development event, focused on an issue of concern to junior faculty across CLAS, and a social event, aimed at getting to know junior faculty beyond our home departments.
Previous professional development events have included preparing for the tenure process, getting a book contract, and strategies for productive writing. Our social events have included potluck dinners and pub nights.
All junior tenure-track faculty are welcome to all JFF events. See below for planned events and if you have questions, please email Alexis Boylan firstname.lastname@example.org.