Pathways to Professorship (P2P)

Pathways to Professorship Program

The Pathways to Professorship (P2P) program is a new pilot program in the Faculty of Applied Science designed to prepare PhD students for the rigors of applying to, and holding, an academic position. This 12-session program will allow students to gain exposure to the requirements and responsibilities of being a professor.

Throughout the 12-session program students will gain exposure to the requirements and responsibilities of being a professor, and specifically how early-career academics can best manage their time and resources between research, teaching, and administrative duties. Further, students will come away from the program with the skills to develop an effective academic CV, teaching dossier, research statement, and knowledge regarding how to effectively prepare for an academic job interview.

Assessment and Deliverables

To complete the P2P program, a student must:

  1. Attend at least 10 P2P seminars
  2. Submit feedback after each seminar
  3. Submit a Professional Academic Dossier

The professional academic dossier will include the following documents prepared over the course of the P2P program:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Statement
  3. Journal Abstract
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Cover Letter

Students who complete all program requirements will be issued an official certificate of participation in the program.

Seminar Schedule

Seminar Title Date
Making the Decision to Pursue an Academic Career Wednesday, Sept. 26th
Preparing an academic CV Wednesday, Oct. 10th
The Cover Letter and Research Proposals Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Teaching vs. Research Stream Wednesday, Nov. 7th
The Interview – How to prepare and succeed in an Academic Interview Wednesday, Nov. 21st
Developing a Teaching Dossier and Teaching Philosophy Wednesday, Dec. 5th
Academic Administration and Leadership Wednesday, Jan. 16th
Writing Journal Abstracts & Publishing in High Impact Journals Wednesday, Jan. 30th
Grant Funding and the Climate of Funding Research in Canada Wednesday, Feb. 13th
Starting a Research Program Wednesday, Feb. 27th
Building Collaborations Wednesday, March 13th
Work-life balance as a faculty member Wednesday, March 27th



Applications for the 2018/2019 the Pathways to Professorship (P2P) program are now closed. Deadline to apply was August 27th, 2018.

Questions? If you have any questions or want to learn more about the Pathways to Professorship (P2P) program, please contact