For Future Faculty

Collage of faculty members during class instruction. Text on the image says: For Future Faculty Series.

Do you have dreams of becoming a faculty member?

The For Future Faculty Series provides in-person and online events and resources designed for graduate students and postdocs interested in continuing their careers in academia. Participate in this series for guidance on topics such as the following:

  • Understanding institutional fit
  • Preparing your job application materials
  • Conducting your job search
  • Developing your research program
  • Advancing your teaching skills

See our upcoming events, review our resources, and check out our series sponsors.

Eager to get started?

Here are three things you can do this minute to jump-start your journey to the faculty.

  1. Sign up for the Delta newsletter to stay in the loop of professional development opportunities on campus designed for future faculty
  2. Create your free NCFDD account and start reading the Monday Motivator each week
  3. Create your Beyond the Professoriate account and explore the Academic Careers program of study

Upcoming Events


Delta Program

The Delta Program engages graduate students and postdocs in professional development in teaching, mentoring, outreach and advising — key skills for any future faculty. Delta offers workshops, courses, a Delta Internship, and a Delta Certificate.

Delta Program

Beyond the Professoriate

Don't be fooled by the name — Beyond the Professoriate helps graduate students launch their faculty job search. It offers two programs (STEM and Humanities and Social Sciences) for students preparing for faculty careers.

Beyond the Professoriate


NCFDD is a professional development, training, and mentoring community. It provides online career development and mentoring resources to help graduate students finish their dissertation, enter the faculty job market, and thrive in the academy.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The Writing Center

In addition to providing workshops on preparing materials for job applications, the Writing Center's UW–Madison Writer's Handbook devotes an entire section of their guide to Academic and Professional Writing, including tips on CVs and cover letters.

UW–Madison Writing Center

Series Sponsors

Delta Program logo

UW–Madison Office of Postdoctoral Studies logo

UW–Madison Graduate School Office of Professional Development logo

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning logo

UW–Madison Writing Center logo

UW–Madison Postdoctoral Association logo