For Future Faculty Series

Preparing for success on the job market and beyond

  • Understanding institutional fit
  • Preparing your job application materials
  • Conducting your job search
  • Developing your research program
  • Advancing your teaching skills

 


Fall 2018 Events


 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Tuesday, September 11 4:00pm-5:30pm. 6176 Helen C. White Hall.

This workshop will identify what a statement of teaching philosophy is (or ought to be), what it should encompass, and what it should look like. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

The Academic Job Search

Wednesdays, September 12 and 19 12:00pm-1:30pm. Online Course.

Learn how to navigate the academic job market and uncover a wide range of tools and resources available to academics on the job hunt in this 2-part online workshop. Register here.

Sponsored by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning. 

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing an Effective Academic CV

Friday, September 14 2:00pm-3:30pm. 6176 Helen C. White Hall.

In this workshop, we'll discuss how audience, purpose, and discipline-specific conventions impact a CV's effectivenes. In the process, we'll share strategies for drafting and strengthening your own CV. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Current and Future Research

Monday, September 17 3:30pm-5:00pm. 6176 Helen C. White Hall.

Come to this workshop to learn how to write an effective statement about your current and future research. We'll critically analyze some sample statements and consider what experts recommend yours should include. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

Teaching Philosophy Workshop

Tuesday, September 18 9:00am-11:00am. Union South.

This workshop is designed to help participants develop their teaching philosophy. This document is a common component of faculty job application materials, and yet can prove challenging to write. Through hands-on exercises and constructive peer feedback, participants will leave with material for a draft of their teaching statement. You do not need to have a prior draft of your statement in order to participate in the workshop. Register here.

Sponsored by the Delta Program.

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Diversity Statements for Academic Jobs

Tuesday, September 18 2:30pm-4:00pm. 6176 Helen C. White Hall.

Diversity statements are a new and increasingly common addition to academic job applications. Join us for a workshop on writing a diversity statement that demonstrates to search committees how your teaching, research, and service will enhance diversity and equity efforts on their campus. We'll discuss what a diversity statement is, study samples from across disciplines to identify effective strategies, and begin crafting rough drafts. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter

Wednesday, September 19 3:00pm-4:30pm. 6176 Helen C. White Hall.

This workshop is an introduction to using your cover letter effectively to demonstrate how you are the most qualified candidate for an academic position. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center. 

 

Developing Your Diversity Statement

Thursday, September 20 12:00pm-2:30pm. Union South.

This workshop is designed to help participants develop their diversity statement. This document is increasingly becoming a required component of faculty job applications. Through hands-on exercises and constructive peer feedback, participants will leave with material for a draft of their diversity statement. You do not need to have a prior draft of your statement in order to participate in the workshop. Register here.

Sponsored by the Delta Program.

 

On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter

Monday, October 1 2:00pm-3:30pm. 6176 Helen C. White Hall.

This workshop is an introduction to using your cover letter effectively to demonstrate how you are the most qualified candidate for an academic position. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center. 

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Friday, October 12 1:00pm-2:30pm. 6176 Helen C. White Hall.

This workshop will identify what a statement of teaching philosophy is (or ought to be), what it should encompass, and what it should look like. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing an Effective Academic CV

Wednesday, October 17 4:30pm-6:00pm. 6172 Helen C. White Hall.

In this workshop, we'll discuss how audience, purpose, and discipline-specific conventions impact a CV's effectiveness. In the process, we'll share strategies for drafting and strengthening your own CV. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Diversity Statements for Academic Jobs

Friday, October 19 12:30pm-2:00pm. 6171 Helen C. White Hall.

Diversity statements are a new and increasingly common addition to academic job applications. Join us for a workshop on writing a diversity statement that demonstrates to search committees how your teaching, research, and service will enhance diversity and equity efforts on their campus. We'll discuss what a diversity statement is, study samples from across disciplines to identify effective strategies, and begin crafting rough drafts. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

Inclusive Teaching Workshop

Monday, October 22 9:30am-12:30pm. Union South.

As student demographics become more diverse, incidents of race and racism, privilege and power regularly impact undergraduates on our campuses. Without training, knowing how to address these inequities effectively can be uncomfortable and challenging. This workshop is designed to build your confidence in dealing with “hot moments” or “difficult discussions” in the classroom by giving you practice navigating these situations. Participants will: (1) explore the perspectives of underrepresented and minoritized students on our campuses, (2) discuss a framework for addressing hot moments and difficult discussions in the classroom, and (3) practice what to say during these hot moments or difficult discussions. The emphasis in the session is on saying, deconstructing conversations and receiving feedback. Register here.

Sponsored by the Delta Program.

 

Interviewing for Faculty Positions

Wednesday October 24 12:00pm-1:30pm. 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center.

Successful interviewing relies on effective preparation. What should you know to prepare for faculty position interviews? What expectations will institutions have of you? What type of meetings might occur during the interview process? This session will focus on thinking through the process of preparing for interviews. A panel of new faculty who have recently gone through the interview process and seasoned faculty who have interviewed many applicants will give tips and answer your questions. Register here.

Sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development.

 

On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter

Tuesday, October 30 1:00pm-2:30pm. 6172 Helen C. White Hall.

This workshop is an introduction to using your cover letter effectively to demonstrate how you are the most qualified candidate for an academic position. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center. 

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Current and Future Research

Tuesday, October 30 3:30pm-5:00pm. 6176 Helen C. White Hall.

Come to this workshop to learn how to write an effective statement about your current and future research. We'll critically analyze some sample statements and consider what experts recommend yours should include. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

Did Your Students Learn What You Wanted Them To? Writing Effective Learning Outcomes

Wednesday, November 8 1:00pm-2:30 pm. BioCommons 110A/B.

Effective, adjective: Successful in producing a desired or intended result. Being an effective teacher means asking how your student learning and experiences met the teaching goals, which starts with measurable, student-centered learning outcomes. These are often challenging to write, yet should be the starting point of any teaching. Participants will need to bring learning outcomes related to teaching they are currently or will soon be doing. Learning outcomes are part of the teaching-as-research process, and this workshop is highly recommended for those considering a Delta internship. Register here.

Sponsored by the Delta Program. 

 

GLBTQ Faculty Panel and Luncheon

Wednesday 11/14 12:00pm-2:00pm. 6201 Microbial Sciences.

Panel discussion and lunch with outstanding GLBTQ faculty to discuss the paths they took to their current positions, the challenges they've encountered, and their advice for today's trainees. Open to all postdocs, but space is limited. Allies are welcome to participate, learn more about relevant issues, and contribute to the discussion. Organized by the UW–Madison Postdoctoral Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Lunch provided. RSVP here.

Sponsored by the UW-Madison Postdoctoral Association.

 

How Instructors Can Use Educational Research Literature and Web-Based Resources to Inform Their Teaching

Friday November 16 10:00am-11:30am. Union South. Check the Today in the Union screen for room.

Teaching shouldn't always reinvent the wheel: Many others have considered and addressed challenges in student learning and can inform your teaching. This workshop will cover where to search, what search terms to use, what types of questions to ask. Participants will need to bring a laptop or tablet, as well as a learning challenge or question they are interested in, such as the best practices for an activity they are considering, finding an assessment for a course unit they're teaching, or why a particular concept seems so challenging. Using the educational research literature is part of the teaching-as-research process, and this workshop is highly recommended for those considering a Delta internship. Register here.

Sponsored by the Delta Program.

 

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