Career Preparation

Resources for academic careers

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
    • Sample III (Cover letter, CV, teaching statement)

Interviewing for Faculty Positions

Resources for alt-ac careers

Other resources

UA Alumni Career and Professional Development Lab

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

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.  

Resources for Improving Public Speaking Skills

Scientific presentations: A cheat sheet

Whether it is giving presentations for colleagues in your department or at a national conference, teaching in front of undergrads, or giving a job talk, public speaking is a critical skill to practice and master.