Seminar: The chalk talk for a faculty position

This seminar will cover the in's and out's of giving a good chalk talk. The chalk talk may be a component of an interview for a faculty position, where candidates describe the major elements of their future research program in an interactive format, with frequent questions from faculty in the audience. Join us over lunch where UC Berkeley Professor Michael Rape will discuss the overall structure of this type of talk as well as tips for giving a successful chalk talk.



Michael Rape, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Dr. K. Peter Hirth Chair in Cancer Biology
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

University of California, Berkeley


Dates and Times:

October 2018

Can't make it to Mission Bay?  Email [email protected] for the livestream link to watch from your own computer

Video Recording of the Seminar

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For more resources to prepare for a chalk talk, check out our "Interviewing" page.


To prepare for your academic job search, visit the OCPD website for tips, resources and sample materials:

Questions? Contact Laurence Clement, Program Director of Academic Career Development at [email protected].