Planning your Academic Career for Upcoming Professors (PAC-UP) 2018-2019 programs schedule

Overview of the faculty job application process

Launching your academic job search and application material preparation overview

Learn how to organize your academic job search and the basics of the materials required for a faculty application.  More information

  • Parnassus:  July 27, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Mission Bay:  August 14, 2018 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.


Faculty hiring requirements

What hiring committees are looking for in candidates

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:  January 15, 2019 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Mission Bay:  January 25, 2019 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Tailoring your application materials 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 discuss how you can strategically tailor your CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement to different types of institutions. More information

  • Parnassus: August 29, 2018 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
  • Mission Bay: August 31, 2018 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 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

  • Parnassus: August 29, 2018 2 p.m. - 3:30 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

  • Mission Bay:  July 31, 2018 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Parnassus: August 15, 2018 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Mission Bay: September 6, 2018 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Mission Bay: September 20, 2018 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Parnassus: October 2, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Mission Bay: October 25, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


The job talk for a faculty position

Not exactly ready for your job talk?  These workshops will cover the in's and out's of giving a good job talk. 

For Research/Teaching (RT) institutions (primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, and master's granting universities):  Mission Bay, October 4, 2018 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. More information

For all types of institutions (including R1): Mission Bay, October 11, 2018 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. More information




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: December 12, 2018 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Interviewing: 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

  • Parnassus: October 17, 2018 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Negotiation series

Part I: 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: February 13, 2019 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Part II: 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: February 27, 2019 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.