Preparing for an Academic Career for Basic and Biomedical Scientists

The Office of Career and Professional Development has built out a complete curriculum to help you prepare, apply, interview, and negotiate for an academic faculty position. We offer videos, resources, workshops, and 1:1 counseling all based on what hiring committees really look for in faculty candidates. Let us help you be successful!

So you're interested in an academic career...

Fantastic! We've developed a tool to help you assess and improve your competitiveness for faculty positions. ACRA - the Academic Career Assessment Readiness Tool - is based on a research project that surveyed faculty on hiring committees to determine what skills and experience were common among highly rated and selected candidates. With that data, we developed a curriculum designed to prepare you for a faculty career every step of the way.

Training requirements from ACRA for different institution types and the OCPD programs that provide that training

Here's the process:

1. Plan using ACRA

2. Train using our programs designed for academic positions

3. Go for it

Check out our academic series:

Upcoming Events


Virtual PAC-UP: Applying for Faculty Positions - Step 5

Date: September 22, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Every Month Series: Nonprofits Job Simulation

Date: September 25, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Virtual PAC-UP: Interviewing for Faculty Positions - Mock interviews

Date: October 8, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Manage Up: Using the Interview to Avoid a Bad Fit

Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.