Academic Job Search Support for Future Faculty

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.

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.

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Application Packet Development

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 and research statements. If the position you are applying requires a diversity statement help can be provided by request. 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.

Future Faculty Job Search Academy:

Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 9 a.m. - noon 

Price Gilbert 1280 (SEN Theater)

This workshop is currently full.

Interview and Job Talk Preparation

Candidates for faculty 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. The materials in this workshop will be presented in November and repeated in January for those who cannot attend.

Preparing for the Interview and Job Talk
Fri, Jan 26, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Klaus 1116 East & West