Preparing for Faculty Job Application Series
Office of Instruction and Assessment, Graduate Center, Think Tank, Graduate 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
From UCSF Career Page
- 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:
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
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!
H-Net Job Guide (Humanities and Social Sciences)
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.
- The Council of Graduate Schools
- The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
- AACRAO's Publication Center
- EAIE (European Association for International Education)
- NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)