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?

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

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

New this year!

Faculty Career Advancement Groups sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services
TIME: 4-5 p.m. ET
DATES: October 13, 20, 27, and November 3
LOCATION: Conference Room 102A&B, Pettit Microelectronics Building [MAP HERE]

This workshop series will focus on preparing postdocs for the faculty job search process. Members are encouraged to attend the Fall 2022 Future Faculty Job Search Academy Series through the Center for Teaching and Learning. Postdocs will then meet to:

  • build a peer support network
  • provide and receive peer feedback on application materials, 
  • practice interviewing techniques, and
  • discuss elements of successful job and chalk talks.

Register here by Wednesday, October 5th! A confirmation will be send Monday, October 10th.

Contact Karena Nguyen with questions.

What's Coming Up?

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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