Demonstration: Giving a Chalk Talk for a Faculty Position

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This program occurs in the fall quarter.
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In this program, Dr. Seemay Chou, an Assistant Professor at UCSF, will provide participants with a brief overview of the chalk talk structure. She will then demonstrate her chalk talk as an example in front of several current UCSF faculty to simulate the types of questions asked during a chalk talk. The demonstration will be followed by short Q&A with Dr. Chou. Before coming to this program, we highly recommend that you watch Michael Rape’s seminar “The chalk talk for a faculty position."


Seemay Chou, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics


Recording of Seemay Chou's demonstration

Additional resources for interviewing for faculty positions on our website.


Questions? Contact Laurence Clement, Program Director of Academic Career Development at [email protected].


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.