The future faculty team in the Center for Teaching and Learning provides workshops and individual consultations to assist graduate students and postdoctoral scholars interested in careers in higher education. The Future Faculty Job Search Academy, our annual academic job search series, features face-to-face workshops complemented by asynchronous resources.

Preparing Your Application Packet

Most academic job searches begin the fall semester as institutions post open faculty positions. Through the "Preparing your Application Packet" workshop series, participants 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.  This workshop series is presented in July and September.

Preparing for the Interview and Job Talk

Candidates for faculy positions experience an interview process that is unique to academic positions. Participants in this workshop series will 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. This workshop series is presented in November and in January.


CTL faculty offer one-on-one consultations to review participants' application packet or to discuss upcoming interview or presentation plans. Visit the consultations page to submit a request at least two weeks before you wish to meet.

What's Next?

Preparing Your Application Packet

Boot camp edition: All 6 topics are covered in this 3-hour session!
Friday, July 14, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Check back for registration link in the summer

Preparing Your Application Packet

Academic Job Searching and Preparing your CV
Friday, September 8, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Preparing your CV and Research Statement
Friday, September 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Preparing your Teaching Statement and Diversity Statement
Friday, September 22, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Locations TBD