Tips for Grads: Things to look at if you’re looking for faculty positions

By Olivia Gacka, PhD Student

If you’re thinking about, dead set on, or unsure if you want a faculty job after you graduate, this is the tips column for you! While going the route of pursuing an academic faculty position is not your only option after graduate school, it is undoubtedly a popular one. But it’s a path that can easily feel overwhelming, like there are so many different elements to juggle that must line up for you to land a position. The good news is, as a UW–Madison graduate student, you have access to tons of resources specifically geared towards helping you prepare for, apply to, and land faculty positions. Here is a list of resources to check out:

And don’t forget to keep checking in with us, the Office of Professional Development, for additional workshops and resources geared towards graduate students looking to pursue faculty careers. We have a workshop on Interviewing for Faculty Positions coming up on October 11!

Tips for Grads is a professional and academic advice column written by graduate students for graduate students at UW­–Madison. It is published in the student newsletter, GradConnections Weekly.