Prospective Professors in Training (PPIT)

The Prospective Professors in Training (PPIT) program prepares PhD students and Post-docs for the rigours of a career in academia. The program introduces participants to curriculum, teaching, and learning within the context of engineering education, and provides participants with learning opportunities to support the development of a research program. Participants will learn about applying for academic positions and the construction of effective application materials. Finally, the program will help participants build the knowledge and tools required to balance time and resources between teaching, research, and administration.

Participants are selected from among PhD student applicants based on their demonstrated research abilities and their passion for teaching and mentoring. Postdoctoral Fellows are also welcome to apply. Students who complete the PPIT program are issued an official certificate of participation.

PPIT consists of:

  • TEP1203H (formerly APS1203H) Teaching Engineering in Higher Education.
  • A professional development series, with a focus on building a research program and the academic job search, offered in the spring (April – June )
  • Completion of a Dossier


If you have questions about the program, please contact Lisa Romkey, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream (ISTEP/EngSci) at 

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