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 2019 Events


 

Introduction to Teaching at a Community College

Thursday 1/31 12:00pm-1:30pm. Online Course.

Have you ever considered a teaching career at a community college? This career can have high impact on students beginning their higher education and often includes a strong community focused work environment. This panel of faculty will discuss their experiences in community colleges in Iowa, Texas, and Southern California. The discussion will include their career path, what they like most about the community college setting, and common misconceptions about the career. Bring your questions and be prepared to explore this wonderful career path. Register here.

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

 

Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Tuesday 2/5 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.

 

Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom: Building Rapport and Effective Communication Skills

Wednesday 2/6 1:00pm-2:30pm. Online Event.

This workshop will be a facilitated case study discussion–Compensation Strategies to Improve Communication–and will focus on strategies to build rapport with students early in the semester and throughout teaching a course. Sources of miscommunication between students and instructors will be investigated in order to provide participants with tangible strategies to increase effective communication (verbal and non-verbal) with others in and out of the classroom. Register here.

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

 

Writing Statements of Current and Future Research 

Wednesday 2/6 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.

 

Writing Diversity Statements for Academic Jobs

Friday 2/8 2:00pm-3:30pm. 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.

 

Writing a Diversity Statement

Tuesday 2/12 and 2/19 11:00am-12:30pm. Online Event.

Employers are increasingly asking candidates to supply a diversity statement as part of their application. This session covers the essential elements of composing this important document. Starting with individual reflection on topics of inclusion, diversity, and equity, participants will draw upon personal and professional experiences to begin writing their story. Register here.

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

 

Inclusive Teaching

Friday 2/22 9:00am-12:00pm. Room TBD.

As student demographics and backgrounds become more diverse, how do you make your content, activities, language you use, and classroom logistics inclusive for all students? As students interact with each-other more often with active learning, how do you respond to “hot moments” or “difficult discussions” in the classroom? 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 using inclusive teaching strategies. Register here.

Sponsored by The Delta Program.

 

Composing the All-Important Cover Letter

Friday 2/22 12:30pm-2:00pm. 6171 Helen C. White Hall.

This workshop is an introduction to composing a cover letter that effectively communicates your qualifications and particular strengths as a candidate for an academic position. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

Writing an Effective Academic CV

Wednesday 2/27 3:30pm-5:00pm. 6176 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.

 

Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Monday 3/4 3:30pm-5:00pm. 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.

 

Teaching College Students on the Autism Spectrum

Tuesday 3/5 9:30am-11:30am. Union South.

How prepared are you teach students with unique abilities, such as those on the autism spectrum? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the characteristics, portrayals and experiences of college students on the autism spectrum, as well as engage in activities and scenarios aimed to most inclusively teach this student population. Participants across disciplines will come away with new insights and approaches for serving these students, as well as incorporate principles of universal design that may benefit their students more generally. Register here.

Sponsored by The Delta Program.

 

Writing Statements of Current and Future Research 

Tuesday 3/5 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.

 

Writing Diversity Statements for Academic Jobs

Tuesday 3/12 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.

 

Composing the All-Important Cover Letter

Tuesday 3/12 4:00pm-5:30pm. 6176 Helen C. White Hall.

This workshop is an introduction to composing a cover letter that effectively communicates your qualifications and particular strengths as a candidate for an academic position. Register here.

Sponsored by The Writing Center.

 

Writing an Effective Academic CV

Thursday 4/4 4:00pm-5:30pm. 6176 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.

 

Hacking the Academic Job Market

Tuesday 4/9 3:00pm-4:30pm. Marquee Theater, Union South.

In this live, interactive webinar exclusive to UW–Madison, Karen Kelsky (The Professor Is In) walks you through the conditions of the current academic job market, the most common mistakes made by job-seekers, and the ways you can maximize your chances of success while looking for a tenure-track job. You will leave this talk with a broad understanding of the real criteria that hiring committees use and how to tailor your record and application materials to maximize your chances of success. The session includes time for a Q&A with Dr. Kelsky. Register here.

Sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development.

 

Understanding Diversity and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

Thursday 4/11 12:00pm-1:30pm. Online Event.

If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of this student population is crucial to being a competitive job applicant and a requirement in order to be able to teach effectively. Register here.

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

 

Writing Statements of Current and Future Research 

Friday 4/26 1:00pm-2:30pm. 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.

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