Job Search for Faculty Positions

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"


There is a lot of variety in different types of academic institutions, but we usually only get exposure to a few in the regular course of our education. This variations has major impacts in how competitive your application will be, what you can expect in joining a particular institution, and how comfortably the institution's priorities will fit your own career goals. This workshop is designed to help you understand these differences and assess your preparedness. Whether you are in the midst of an active job search or planning for the future, this is a great opportunity to learn more about finding your next faculty position!

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!

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish and describe different types of institutions in the US
  • Assess your preparedness for a faculty position
  • Conduct a job search for a faculty position that is a good fit for you


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

Materials and Resources

Academic Career Readiness Assessment (ACRA)

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.