Negotiating Your Faculty Compensation and Startup Package

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"

Seminar goals

Get your questions answered:

  • What are the components of a faculty job offer?
  • How are faculty salaries structured?
  • How detailed should your start-up budget be?
  • What non-salary items can be discussed?
  • What strategies and language can I use to negotiate?


Bill Lindstaedt, MS, Assistant Vice Chancellor of UCSF's Career Advancement, International and Postdoctoral Services

Bill Lindstaedt has been helping scientists and engineers make career decisions for over twenty years. He was the director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at the UC San Francisco for 13 years. Since October 2014, he has served as the executive director of the umbrella unit known as Career Advancement, International & Postdoctoral Services (CAIPS). Lindstaedt is also co-author of "myIDP," a popular career development tool hosted by Science magazine's careers site.


Materials used in the seminar - please read the offer letter and sample budget for the type of institutions you are applying to:

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