Demonstration: Giving a chalk talk for a faculty position

Note: Registration Required (Register through Eventbrite)

Planning to give a chalk talk as part of your interview for a faculty position in the future? Not sure what to expect from the audience in a chalk talk or how to prepare for this type of talk?

In this program, Dr. Seemay Chou will provide participants with a brief overview of the chalk talk structure. She will then demonstrate her chalk talk as an example in front of several current UCSF faculty as well as Dr. Katherine Thompson-Peer, a current UCSF postdoc that will be starting a faculty position in 2019, to simulate the types of questions asked during a chalk talk. The demonstration will be followed by short Q&A with Dr. Chou & Dr. Thompson-Peer. Before coming to this program, we highly recommend that you watch Michael Rape’s 2017 seminar “The chalk talk for a faculty position."

If you are planning to apply for a faculty position, don’t miss this program, as it will be offered only once this year!


Seemay Chou, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Mission Hall, MH 1400
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

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Students, Postdocs


Mission Bay


Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD)

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