Planning your Academic Career for Upcoming Professors (PAC-UP) 2019-2020 programs schedule

How our programs help you prepare for faculty positions

Download the list of Training Goals for Upcoming Professors developed by our office and the UCSF OCPD Programs that will prepare you for them.

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PAC-UP Apply series:


Applying for faculty positions

What materials are required in an application package for a faculty position? What are hiring committees looking for when hiring faculty members? What skills will get you a position at your target institution? Which institution is right for your skill level? Find out how to use the Academic Career Readiness Assessment tool to present yourself as a competitive candidate for a faculty position. More information

  • Parnassus:  Thursday August 1, 2019 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Mission Bay:  Monday August 26, 2019 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Getting feedback on your application materials for a faculty position

Bring a copy of your materials at an advanced stage of development and leave with a plan to improve your application.  More information

  • Parnassus: Friday August 2, 2019 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Mission Bay: Thursday August 29, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Mission Bay: Wednesday September 18, 2019 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Mission Bay: Tuesday October 1, 2019 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Strengthen your candidacy for a faculty position: get the letters and feedback you need

To maximize your chances of getting a faculty job offer, you will need to engage faculty members in multiple ways. In this workshop, learn more about defining your goals before engaging faculty members, decide what language to use when approaching them, and find the faculty members that can best help you with your specific goals. More information

  • Mission Bay: Friday August 30, 2019 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


PAC-UP Interview series:


Demonstration: Giving a chalk talk for a faculty position

This program will include a chalk talk demonstration and a summary of the format and interactions with the audience during a chalk talk. More information

  • Mission Bay: Wednesday October 16, 2019 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.


How to Handle Q&A and Audience Interruptions During Your Talk

In this interactive program, we discuss strategies to manage common questions, difficult behaviors, and power dynamics during and after your talk. More information

  • Mission Bay: Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Interviewing while pregnant

In this interactive workshop, we'll give you the information and framework to determine the best time to disclose your pregnancy during the hiring process as well as the language to discuss your pregnancy professionally. More information

  • Coming in 2020!


Using the interview to tell if a workplace is a bad fit or toxic

How can you frame questions and assess a workplace, lab, clinical setting or workplace to help you determine if a job, postdoc or residency is a bad fit for you or toxic? How can you get accurate information when current staff might not be motivated to be candid with you? Come to this interactive workshop and we'll show you how to use your interview effectively! *Note: This workshop is for interviewing for different types of positions, including but not exclusively for faculty positions. More information

  • Mission Bay: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


PAC-UP Negotiation series:

Seminar: Negotiating your faculty job offer

Waiting for a faculty job offer? This seminar will introduce you to the negotiation process and what items can be negotiated. This seminar is part 1 of a 2-part series on negotiation for faculty positions.  More information

  • Mission Bay: Friday, December 6, 2019 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Workshop: Developing a negotiation strategy 

This workshop will help you practice your negotiation strategy for a faculty position. This workshop is part II of a 2 part series on negotiation for faculty positions.  More information

  • Mission Bay: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.