Getting Feedback on Faculty Application Materials

This program is not currently scheduled

However, you can find resources like slides and recordings under Materials at the bottom of this page. To get announcements when this program is offered next, sign up to the OCPD listserv and be sure to open emails from "UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development"


If you've already written your CV and Cover Letter and want feedback on them, this workshop is for you. Participants will be paired together and will use a checklist based on the Academic Career Readiness Assessment (ACRA) to give and receive constructive feedback on their CV and Cover Letter. I will facilitate this process, provide additional feedback, and answer questions. We do not review application materials in one-on-one counseling appointments, so if you want feedback on your CV and cover letter, please come to this workshop.

What Comes Next: Find Your Next Position 2023

This event is part of our What Comes Next series of workshops. Please click the graphic above to see more!


To receive the Zoom link and attend this workshop, you must do three things by Wednesday, October 4 at 5 p.m. PT:

1. Watch the Applying video series (steps 1-5)

  • We won't be covering this material in the workshop. We recommend that you cover it on your own whenever you are writing your application materials.

2. Prepare your materials:

  • Create a single document (.pdf or .docx)
    • Title: "First name_Last name"
  • Copy your materials into that document in this order:
    • Cover Letter
    • Job description you are applying to
    • CV
    • Note: We will not be reviewing Research, Teaching, or Diversity Statements, but we will discuss how to get feedback on them.
  • Share your document at this Box link
    • Note: During the workshop, your materials will be shared with your peers.
    • Share by Wednesday, October 4 at 5 p.m. PT

3. Register:

  • Fill out this Qualtrics form
    • This is how we know you intend to come to this program
  • People who complete the Qualtrics form AND share materials will be sent the Zoom link for the workshop the morning of


Ray Care, PhD - Program Director, UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development


  • Live virtual workshop
  • Group work
  • Individual work
  • Your active participation is required for the duration of the workshop. If you are unavailable for part of the 3 hours you must let me know in advance so I can create groups accordingly

Materials and Resources

Job Search for Faculty Positions Slides
Checklist for research focused institutions
Checklist for research and teaching focused institutions
Sample Faculty Application Materials

A note about our virtual events: We would like to welcome you, as and where you are, to our virtual events. If there are times you just don’t want to be on camera, feel free to attend this event with your camera and mic off. If you prefer to switch on your camera and participate that’s great too. And if this event just won’t work for you please remember you can always make an appointment with us at any time. 

UCSF is committed to making its facilities, activities and events accessible. To request accommodations for this event, please contact Trish McGrath ([email protected]) at the Office of Career and Professional Development at least one week before the event.