Overview of the faculty job application process

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Launching your academic job search and overview of application material preparation

This workshop will present an overview of how to organize your academic job search, including the various components of an application package. First, we will review the academic job search timelines, along with principles for presenting yourself well on paper.  Then, after reviewing the basic anatomy of a strong academic CV and cover letter, join a mock faculty search committee to critique two real application packages. Finally, learn the fundamentals of writing a successful research and teaching statement. Throughout the workshop, we will cover basics then jump quickly into how to refine and tailor your materials for a particular department or type of institution.  This workshop will be useful for scientists on the academic job market now, as well as for those who want to prepare for future years. The workshop draws on examples from the basic biomedical sciences, but principles can be applied to faculty searches across scientific disciplines. 

This seminar is Part I in a series of independent workshops to prepare candidates for faculty positions at different types of institutions. For more upcoming programs, visit our webpage.

Speaker bio:

Bill Lindstaedt, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career Advancement, International and Postdoctoral Services, University of California, San Francisco

Bill Lindstaedt has been helping scientists and engineers advance in their careers for more than twenty-five years.  Since 2001, he has served in various administrative roles at UCSF while maintaining an active career advising practice that focuses exclusively on the career development needs of PhD-level students and postdocs in the biomedical sciences.   He has developed particular expertise in working with trainees who are searching for jobs in academic and industry settings.  Bill is a co-author of "myIDP", a popular career development tool hosted by Science magazine's careers site. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and a Master's degree from the joint Counseling Psychology and Higher Education programs at Indiana University. 

For more information about this seminar, visit our webpage.

This seminar will also be offered at Parnassus on Friday, July 27. Register here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Mission Hall, MH 1401+1402
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

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Students, Postdocs


Mission Bay


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