Career Support and Mentoring

We provide programming that supports faculty at all career stages and in the multitude of positions in which they serve.

Meet our career support coordinators that will assist you in navigating your professional development needs:

  • Tracy Smith, Early & Mid- Career Faculty Coordinator
  • Lillian Nave,  VITAL (Visiting, Instructor, Temporary, Adjunct, Lecturer) Faculty Coordinator

Upcoming Events

Early Career Faculty

  • Early Career Investigators - Application
  • Early Career with Intention: Setting the Stage for a Sustainable Journey - Application

Mid-Career Faculty 

Vital Faculty 

Mentor Development 

  • Reading Group for Faculty Mentoring: A Practical Guide for Mentors, Mentees, Administrators and Faculty Developers. Email Tracy Smith at if you are interested! 
New Faculty

New Faculty

Explore the resources we provide for new (and existing) faculty at Appalachian, including Welcome and Orientation, professional development workshops, and more.

Early Career Faculty

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success provides resources, workshops, and social gatherings to help you acclimate to your first years at Appalachian. Whether you're interested in enhancing your teaching, finding time for writing, or considering work-life balance, we are here to support you on your path to success.

Mid-Career Faculty

Our team seeks to provide targeted support for faculty at the mid-career stage of their academic life through discussion groups, workshops, writing groups, and other resources.

VITAL Faculty

If you have the terms Visiting, Instructor, Temporary, Adjunct, or Lecturer in your title, or are teaching and not in a tenure-track position, then the VITAL Faculty group is for you. The CETLSS seeks to support our VITAL Faculty through community, sharing of ideas and resources, workshops, and opportunities for support and career advancement that serves this group of faculty who are vital for the success of our students and our university.