Visiting Future Faculty Program

The Visiting Future Faculty Program (VITAL) is an exciting and rewarding four-day program that brings promising doctoral scholars from all disciplines to the University at Buffalo.

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Program Goals

VITAL seeks to contribute to the growth of faculty from traditionally underrepresented populations in the United States, particularly from Indigenous, African American/Black, and Hispanic/Latinx backgrounds. VITAL scholars have the opportunity to present their work, engage with UB faculty and students, meet other scholars in the program, and experience the region’s many offerings.

UB’s inaugural Visiting Future Faculty Week will take place from March 28 to April 1, 2022. Eligible students are ABD candidates in doctoral programs in any field who intend to pursue academic careers and who are available to visit UB during Visiting Future Faculty Week.

Information for UB Department Chairs

UB Department Chairs interested in nominating a Visiting Future Faculty may access documents and instructions in this UB Box folder.

Information for Prospective VITAL Scholars

Applications for the Visiting Future Faculty Program are by nomination only. If you would like to be considered as a Visiting Future Faculty, please email us before September 24, 2021. To be a Visiting Future Faculty, one must be ABD in a doctoral program in any discipline, interested in an academic career, and available to visit the University at Buffalo from March 28 to April 1, 2022.

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