University of Wisconsin–Madison

Future Faculty

Future Faculty

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

Series sponsors

• 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)

Spring 2018 Events

Exploring a Teaching Career at Community College (CIRTL)

Mon., January 29, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy (WC)

Wed., January 31, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Composing the All-Important Cover Letter (WC)

Thurs., February 1, 3:30 – 5:00 pm  OR
Tues., March 6, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Writing Diversity Statements for Academic Jobs (WC)

Fri., February 2, 1:00 – 2:30 pm  OR
Mon., March 5, 3:00 – 4:30 pm




Writing Statements of Current and Future Research (WC)

Wed., February 7, 4:30 – 6:00 pm OR
Thursday, March 8, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Diversity Statement Workshop (Delta)

May (Date TBA)

Writing an Effective Academic CV (WC)

Tues., February 20, 3:30 – 5:00 pm OR
Thurs., April 5, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Teaching Inclusively (Delta)

Tues., February 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm




Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement (CIRTL)

Mon., March 26, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Mon., April 9, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Teaching Philosophy Workshop (Delta)

Wed., May 16, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Teaching & Learning Symposium

Thurs., May 17

Faculty Job Market Success (OPS)

June (Date TBA)


Spring 2018 Active Teaching Labs & Exchanges

Active Teaching Labs provide a safe space to hear UW-Madison instructors’ experiences using teaching tools and techniques to motivate, engage, and more effectively teach the diverse range of students we encounter. Labs are held Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the semester.

Active Teaching Exchanges focus on teaching techniques, with facilitated discussions on how technology can support and help scale what are often energy-intensive good teaching practices. Exchanges are held Thursdays throughout the semester.

For more information and the complete spring schedule, check out this flyer.

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.