Resources for Academic Careers

Preparing for Faculty Job Application Series

Sponsored by:

Office of Instruction and AssessmentGraduate Center, Think TankGraduate and Professional Student Council, and Postdoctoral Affairs

This participatory workshop series focuses on the academic job market and will cover career pathways within academia and higher education, strategies for creating materials unique to faculty positions, and preparing for the academic interview and job talk. The series will conclude with an application materials review session where attendees can get feedback on materials drafted throughout the series.

Materials from the series will be made available through the Preparing Faculty Job Applications Resources Shared Folder. Use your UArizona email and password to access the folder.

Workshop schedule for Fall 2022 is available here.

Recordings of Past Events

Spring 2022

Negotiating Faculty Positions

Other Resources


Preparing Documents

From UCSF Career Page

Research-focused position:

  • Sample I (Cover letter, CV, teaching statement)
  • Sample II (Cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement)
  • Sample III (Research statement)

Research and teaching-focused position:

  • Sample I (Cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement)*added July 2017, small liberal arts college
  • Sample II (Cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement)*added July 2017, small liberal arts college

UArizona Resources

UArizona Alumni Career and Professional Development Lab

All alumni (and postdocs) can access our job board, live career webinars, networking resources, and more.

UArizona Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP)

UArizona Libraries for Faculty website

UArizona Office for Research, Innovation & Impact – The central unit on campus that oversees the research mission of the University of Arizona

UArizona Research Gateway – Information on available resources

UArizona Research Centers – List of potential partners and data sources

Statistical Consulting –Assistance with statistical analysis and statistics software to researchers in any discipline


Getting ready for job applications

The Professor is In

Learn more about applications, pivoting out of academia, motivation for writing, mentorship, the job market, hitting deadlines, tenure, and more from this previous R1 tenured professor, department head, and university advisor.  


Searching for Academic Jobs

Compared to other jobs, applying for tenure-track faculty positions in academia is a very different process requiring more application documents and longer timelines. Check the various resources below that can help you find your dream job!

Nature Careers

Science Careers

Chronicle of Higher Education

HigherE d360

H-Net Job Guide (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Academic Jobs Online


Networking and other Career Development Strategies

Networking is about establishing and nurturing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with the people you meet, whether you're waiting to order your morning coffee, participating in an intramural sports league, or attending a work conference.

Check the NCFDD Core Curriculum: The Hidden Handbook, a new mini-series developed by NCFDD Academic Director Lisa Hanasono. In each webinar, Lisa will provide quick tips for success in a variety of areas across the academic sphere.


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