This series is for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are considering faculty careers. In-person and online events address a range of topics, from considering institutional fit to preparing application materials and interviewing.
Preparing for success on the job market and beyond
• Understanding institutional fit
• Preparing your job application materials
• Conducting your job search
• Developing your research program
• Advancing your teaching skills
• Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)
• Delta Program in Research, Teaching, and Learning (Delta)
• Graduate School Office of Professional Development (OPD)
• Office of Postdoctoral Studies (OPS)
• The Writing Center (WC)
• UW–Madison Postdoctoral Association (UWPA)
For Future Faculty events
- February 27
- February 27
- February 28
- March 4
- March 5
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. It provides online career development and mentoring resources in a ready-to-access format that you can view anytime. Starting with a core curriculum, NCFDD offers insight into foundational skills such as planning each semester, developing a daily writing practice, cultivating a network of mentors and collaborators, and managing stress and rejection. Members can sign up to participate in online events including webinars, bootcamps, multi-week courses, and structured writing challenges. Plus, the NCFDD Discussion Forums offer a place to connect with others to seek or share advice. Once you sign up through UW–Madison’s institutional membership, you will have access to the full range of resources, trainings, and courses available through NCFDD.
Aurora by Beyond the Professoriate offers on-demand video seminars to help graduate students across disciplines launch the faculty job search. The seminars introduce faculty careers at different types of institutions and successful job search strategies. The seminars are led by PhD experts working in academia either as faculty or career education professionals. Topics include CV and cover letter writing, first-round interviews, on-campus interviews, and negotiating a job offer. The UW–Madison Graduate School has an institutional subscription to Aurora. Students logon with their UW–Madison NetID and password.
Interviewing for Faculty Positions
Successful interviewing relies on effective preparation. What should you know to prepare for faculty position interviews? What expectations will institutions have of you? What type of meetings might occur during the interview process? Check out the video, below, for a session focused on thinking through the process of preparing for interviews. A panel of new faculty who had recently gone through the interview process and seasoned faculty who have interviewed many applicants gave their tips and answered graduate students’ questions.