Samples for Academic Positions

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

 

  • 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

For Biomedical scientists:

  • Research-focused position:
  • Teaching-focused position:
    • Sample I (Cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement)*added July 2017, small liberal arts college
    • Sample II (Cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement)*added July 2017, small liberal arts college
    • Sample III (Cover letter, CV, teaching statement)
    • Sample IV (Cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement)

 

For Social and Population scientists:

  • Research focused position:
    • Psychology- Public Health and Health Promotion (Cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement)
    • Psychology (Cover letter, CV)
    • Nursing (Cover letter, CV)
  • Research and Teaching position:

 

Interviewing for Faculty Positions

 

Application Materials for Postdoctoral Positions