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

 


Spring 2018 Events



On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Wednesday, January 31, 2:30pm-4:00pm. 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: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter

Thursday, February 1, 3:30pm-5:00pm. 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 the academic position. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

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

Friday, February 2, 1:00pm-2:30pm. 6172, 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: Writing Statements of Current and Future Research

Wednesday, February 7,  4:30pm-6:00pm. 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.

 

Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips from Faculty on Hiring Committees

Thursday, February 8, 1:00pm-2:30pm. Online in Blackboard Collaborate.

Learn hiring tips from faculty that serve on the hiring committees at community colleges in Iowa, Texas, and Southern California. Register here

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

 

Teaching Inclusively

Tuesday, February 20, 1:00pm-3:00pm. 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. Register here.

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

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing an Effective CV

Tuesday, February 20, 3:30pm-5:00pm. 6162, 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.

 

Understanding Diversity and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Environment

Monday, February 26, 1:00pm-2:30pm. Online in Blackboard Collaborate.

Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with the common interest in advancing their education. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from community colleges in Iowa, Texas, and Southern California will share insight on the differences between community college and 4-year settings with regards to student diversity. Register here

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

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Friday, March 2, 12:00pm-1:30pm. 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 Diversity Statements for Academic Jobs

Monday, March 5, 3:00pm-4:30pm. 6172, 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

Tuesday, March 6, 4:30pm-6:00pm. 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 the academic position. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

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

Thursday, March 8, 4:00pm-5:30pm. 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.

 

Faculty Advising in a Community College Setting: What You Need to Know and How to do it Well

Thursday, March 15, 3:30pm-5:30pm. Online in Blackboard Collaborate. 

Learn about developmental advising and explore how it can help engage and retain all types of students at community colleges. Participants in this workshop will explore a research-based Guiding Framework for advisor training. Register here by 3/14.

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

 

Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

Monday, March 26 & April 9, 1:00pm-2:30pm. Online in Blackboard Collaborate.

Draft a peer-reviewed statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences in this interactive, two-part online workshop. Participants will work to draft and edit a teaching statement, which is often required for US academic job applications. We will discuss elements of teaching statements, evidence of effective teaching tailored for different academic jobs, and strategies to get started or polish existing teaching statements. Register here by 3/23.

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

 

Faculty Advising in a R1 Setting: What You Need to Know and How to do it Well

Thursday, April 5, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Online in Blackboard Collaborate. 

Learn about developmental advising and explore how it can help engage and retain all types of students at research-intensive (R1) universities. Participants in this workshop will explore a research-based Guiding Framework for advisor training. Register here by 4/4. 

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

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing an Effective CV

Thursday, April 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm. 6162, 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.

 

Teaching Philosophy Workshop

Wednesday, May 16, 9:00am-11:00am. Fifth Quarter Studio, 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.

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