Applying to Faculty Positions


You have identified the type of faculty position you'd like to apply to and you are ready to start applying to faculty positions. 

Here is how to get started with this section of the website:

  1. Search for positions
  2. Create your materials
  3. See samples of successful applications
  4. Get feedback on your materials and answers to your questions. 
  5. Review materials from our summer and fall 2017 series to help you prepare for a faculty position

What types of materials?

Faculty application packets typically include a Cover Letter, a Curriculum Vitae (CV), Letters of Reference, a Research Statement and/or a Teaching Statement or Diversity Statement.

Who will read the materials?

The materials will first be screened by a faculty members on the search committee. Depending on the institution, faculty members may come a wide range of backgrounds, so it's best to write the materials for educated non-experts. Once you are invited to interview, the materials may be shared with the rest of the faculty members in the department.

How will they read it?

Faculty members often need to review hundreds of applications, which means that you will need to demonstrate you are a promising candidate through your Cover Letter and your CV in just 3 to 10 minutes for the first selection.


Stage 5:

Interview and Negotiate


Go back to the Planning your Academic Career page