The College of Engineering's Research & Economic Development Office presents the "Faculty Development Workshop" series. Reimaged to include faculty of all career phases - research assistants, tenure-track, tenured, and emeritus - the 2017-2018 series is a great opportunity to network with colleagues, get new tools and resources for a successful academic career, and learn how Oregon State University staff can help facilitate increased research productivity.

The first workshop kicks off on Friday, Sept 22, lead by Dr. Joe McGuire, Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement. They will cover provide an overview of the College of Engineering, and how to prepare for career success. Click on "2017-2018" in the right-hand side bar for the full season schedule.


Dear Assistant Professors Letter from the Associate Dean for Research:

I encourage you to apply for this upcoming NSF CAREER proposal writing workshop. If you recall, we co-hosted this workshop last year in Portland.  Because we were the local hosts, we were able to get spots for 12 of you to participate, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.  Since another university is hosting the workshop this time, we will likely not be able to have as many of you get in (about 500 faculty apply every year) but the sooner you apply the better.

Sponsored by the NSF Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, the 2018 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held March 25-27, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. This workshop will cover the basics of CAREER proposal writing and review.  It will include presentations by NSF Program Officers and recent CAREER awardees, a mock panel review using actual awarded and declined CAREER proposals, and a feedback session where small groups will review and discuss the draft CAREER proposal project summaries that each participant prepared.  Participants will also have an opportunity to meet with current and previous NSF Program Officers. Data from previous workshops suggest that the success rate of the participants is considerably higher than the overall NSF average. The application deadline is January 8, 2018. The application procedure and tentative agenda for the workshop can be found at:

If you'd like to discuss how and whether this workshop is useful at the current stage of your careers, I'd be happy to discuss.

Best regards,

Irem Y. Tumer, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
College of Engineering