Developing a More Diverse Faculty - P2P
Help develop a more diverse faculty - support the Path to Professoriate Program!

The Path to the Professoriate (P2P) Program helps underrepresented minority, low-income and first-generation Ph.D. students pursue an academic career.

The year-long program engages students from underrepresented backgrounds in workshops and structured activities designed to demystify and illuminate the route to assistant professorship. This year’s diverse cohort of 98 first-year Ph.D. students represents over 50 colleges and departments at Berkeley.

Building community — essential for academic success — underpins every aspect of the program.

“The P2P program is critical for historically marginalized students because it offers this collective knowledge production. We have unique insights and we activate them when we’re together,” 

Jesus Nazario, a second-year Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies

During fall semester, students “reverse-engineer” their path to the professoriate by conducting informational interviews with tenured faculty members, assistant professors and senior graduate students in their discipline or at the type of institution where they aspire to be hired. In the spring, students work on establishing and building an individualized publication pipeline. 

Help us bring more diverse voices to the professoriate. Give today!

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