University of Pittsburgh

Lei Ouyang Bryant, Skidmore College: “Entering Academia and the Transition from Student to Professor”

114 Music Building, free This workshop for graduate students in music will offer suggestions on how to prepare for a teaching position in academia from the perspective of a junior faculty member. The workshop will be structured to accommodate participant interests but will focus on topics such as course development, lesson planning, developing your political life on campus, connecting with your local community, and how to maintain a research profile.  I will introduce some helpful resources and also share my own experiences at two different small liberal arts colleges (though much of the information will also apply to positions at research universities).  The workshop aims to highlight resources and strategies while providing an opportunity to discuss the balance of teaching, service, and scholarship in academia. Lei Ouyang Bryant (PhD & MA Ethnomusicology, University of Pittsburgh) is an Assistant Professor of Music at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Interests include the Chinese Cultural Revolution, transnational and transracial adoption, music video games, memory, race, identity, and popular culture. She has taught courses on music and culture of East Asia and Asian America at the University of Pittsburgh, Macalester College, and Skidmore College. She has published articles in The China Review and Asian Music.

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