Career Preparation

Career Resources

Joel Muraco, PhD - Ph.D. Career Counselor
Joel Muraco (Ph.D.) is the Ph.D. Career Counselor for The Graduate College and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Muraco helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars looking to transition out of academe. He is available to assist with career exploration, online professional profiles, networking, application materials, interviewing, and negotiating job offers. He possesses a wealth of knowledge about the career search process and is especially attuned to the process for PhD level talent. Dr. Muraco can be reached at muraco@email.arizona.edu or (520) 626-8851.

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.