Samples for Academic Positions

Welcome to our collection of sample materials for faculty and postdoctoral positions.

Where are these samples from?

  • These samples have been generously donated by UCSF students, postdocs, and alumni, in order to offer you ideas about how to present your own skills and experiences. We make no claims that they are perfect, but we offer them as useful examples.
  • Do not copy the text exactly. To do so is considered plagiarism. 
  • It is to your advantage to create a document that stands out from your fellow applicants. To create an application package that highlights your unique skills & experiences, please schedule an appointment.

Application Materials for Faculty Positions

  • Research-focused position: Sample I (includes cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, estimated budget)
  • Research-focused position: Sample II (includes CV)
  • Teaching-focused position: Sample I (includes cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy)
  • Teaching-focused position: Sample II (includes cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests)

Interviewing for Faculty Positions

Application Materials for Postdoctoral Positions