Workshop: Tailoring your application materials

Applying for a faculty position?

You may have just two minutes to convince your reader that you are the right fit for a faculty position. In this workshop, we will describe how candidates can use the Academic Career Readiness Assessment (ACRA) Framework to strategically tailor their application materials, including the CV, Cover Letter, Research statement, Teaching statement, and Diversity statement to different categories of institutions, including research-focused and teaching-focused institutions. Participants will use the ACRA Framework to analyze sample materials and suggest ways in which they think the materials can be improved. The ACRA Framework was developed with the input from faculty members at diverse types of institutions, with the support of a Burroughs Wellcome Fund grant.

 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • List the most important skills required for their target institution
  • Describe the most important sections in each of their application materials for their target institution
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a sample of each type of statement

 

Dates and times:

Developing your CV and Cover letter for:

Research/Teaching (RT) institutions such as primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, and master's granting universities:

Rescheduled to July 31, 2017 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Parnassus Room CL 220+223 Register here

R1 institutions:

September 6, 2017 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Mission Bay Room MH 1400 Register here

 

Developing you research, teaching, and diversity statements for:

Research/Teaching (RT) institutions such as primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, and master's granting universities:

Rescheduled to July 31, 2017 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Parnassus Room CL 220+223 Register here

R1 institutions:

September 6, 2017 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Mission Bay Room MH 1400 Register here

 

Materials:

Research/Teaching (RT) institutions:

CV and cover letter

Video from July 31, 2017

 

Research, teaching, and diversity statements

Video from July 31, 2017

 

Application materials samples

See more samples

 

R1 institutions

CV and cover letter

 

Research, teaching, and diversity statements

 

Application materials samples

See more samples

 

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel at least 24 hours before the workshop to allow time for another person to register.
If you fail to show up to the event without any justification, you may be prohibited from registering to future OCPD academic career programs. To cancel, please follow these instructions. Email [email protected] with issues.​

For questions, please contact Laurence Clement at [email protected]

To find out more about our Academic Career Programs, please visit: http://career.ucsf.edu/academic-careers.

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