Preparing for an Academic Career for Social and Population 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. The tool was developed with interviews of basic science faculty but confirmed by social science faculty, so it is fully applicable to trainees in social and population sciences. With this framework, 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: