Academic Career Development


The future faculty team in the Center for Teaching and Learning provides workshops and individual consultations to assist graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in their academic career development. The annual job search series features workshops on academic packet preparation in the summer and fall semesters followed by interviewing and job talk preparation in the spring term. 

What's Next?

Future Faculty Job Search Academy: Preparing your Academic Packet two people talking

The Summer 2022 Future Faculty Job Search Academy will feature a face-to-face "boot camp" format to help you plan your academic job search and craft the first draft of your academic packet. Learn how to create a compelling CV, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement.

Friday, July 15
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Price Gilbert SEN Theatre, Room 1280
(on the second floor of Price Gilbert just before crossing into the fourth floor of Clough)

Attendance is limited to the first 45 registrations
Coffee and pastries will be provided

Participants in the Summer 2022 Future Faculty Job Search Academy will also have access to resources via a Microsoft Teams site. You will be added to the Teams site once registration closes.

Register by Wednesday, July 13th at 11:59 p.m.

What's Coming Up?

Fall 2022 Future Faculty Job Search Academy Series: Preparing your application packet

Friday, September 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Navigating the Academic Job Market and Crafting your CV
Friday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Crafting your Cover Letter and Diversity Statement
Friday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Crafting your Teaching Statement and Research Statement

All sessions to be held in Klaus 1116 East & West
Participants in this three-week workshop series will plan their academic job search strategy and create drafts of the entire job search packet including CV, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement. Participants will have access to asynchronous resources to use before and after the in-person workshops.
The material in this session is a repeat of the Summer 2022 Academic Job Search Academy "Boot Camp Edition"

Future Faculty Job Search Academy: Preparing for the interview and job talk

To be offered in November 2022 (Date TBA) and again in Spring 2023 (Date TBA)
Participants in this workshop will learn how to ace the interview and deliver a dynamic job talk. Learn what to expect in first and second round academic interviews, how to make a positive impression on the interview committee, and how to structure and deliver a job talk that wows your audience. The material from this session will be repeated in spring 2023.

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