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 2017 Events


 

On the Academic Job Market: Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Thursday, September 14, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. 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 Statements of Current and Future Research

Friday, September 15, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. 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.

 

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

Friday, September 15, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. 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 an Effective CV

Wednesday, September 20, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. 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.

 

GLBTQ Faculty Panel and Luncheon

Wednesday, September 20, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 6201 Microbial Sciences Building.

Panel discussion and lunch with outstanding GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) 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 and graduate students. Allies are welcome to participate, learn more about relevant issues, and contribute to the discussion. Register here.

Sponsored by the UW-Madison Postdoctoral Association.

 

Teaching Philosophy Workshop

Wednesday, September 20, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. TITU 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

Friday, September 22, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm. 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 27, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. 6162 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: Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Tuesday, October 10, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 7191 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.

 

Preparing for and Navigating the Job Market

Wednesday, October 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Online in Blackboard Collaborate.

In the second of four events on women in STEM, we will introduce key skills and strategies to prepare for and navigate the job market. Efforts will be taken to address to barriers to advancement that differentially impact women (e.g. limited maternity leave policies) and what can be done by institutions, departments, and hiring/recruitment committees. Register here.

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

 

On the Academic Job Market: Writing an Effective CV

Tuesday, October 17, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. 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.

 

Women in STEM Careers Panel

Wednesday, October 18, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Online in Blackboard Collaborate.

In the third of four events on women in STEM, we will hear from women in STEM at various stages of their careers. They will discuss a range of topics, including: How did they become interested in their field? What helped them to achieve their goals? How did they learn the culture, norms, habits of their current working environment? How are norms, habits, and culture of where they work now different than graduate school? How do they think through their own priorities (personal and professional), needs, ambitions, dreams, etc. in their current roles? What challenges do they face in your current role? And how do they overcome them? Register here.

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

 

Five Things to Do on the First and Last Day of Class

Thursday, October 19 and Thursday, November 16, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Online in Blackboard Collaborate.

This two-part workshop will focus on two critical, but often overlooked, class days: the first and the last day. How can you use these important days to their maximum potential? Register here.

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

 

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

Monday, October 23, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. 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

Tuesday, October 24, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 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 Statements of Current and Future Research

Monday, October 30, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. 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 Careers at Teaching-Intenstive Institutions

Friday, November 3, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. TBD.

Faculty from teaching-intensive institutions will provide insights for UW-Madison graduate students interested in this career path. Teaching-focused institutions tend to value different skill sets and experiences than R1 universities. Panelists from the humanities and social sciences will discuss: 1) the steps they took in their own PhD program to gain the necessary teaching experience; 2) their roles as advisors and mentors to students; and 3) how they conduct research in the context of a teaching institution.

Sponsored by the Office of Professional Development.

 

Developing Your Research Program at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Wednesday November 29, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Tong Auditorium, 1003 Engineering Centers Building.

Are you considering a faculty position at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI)? PUIs, which include community and technical colleges, liberal arts colleges, and comprehensive universities, are often defined by their strong teaching mission. However, for many faculty at PUIs, research and scholarly activity is an important part of the job as well. To be a successful faculty candidate at a PUI, you will need to consider how to develop your own research program at that institution, which offers a different set of opportunities than a research-intensive university. In this event, a panel of STEM faculty from local PUIs will discuss models for successful research activity at their institutions, and how they developed their own research programs within that context. You will then have the opportunity to workshop your own research interests, identifying the ways in which you might develop a successful research program for a PUI. Register here.

Sponsored by The Delta Program.

 

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Thursday, November 30, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Online in Blackboard Collaborate.

Join our Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement workshop and learn how to develop your own teaching philosophy in a way that can strengthen your instructional approaches and enhance your faculty application or promotion and tenure review. Register here.

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

 

Teaching Inclusively

Tuesday, December 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Online in Blackboard Collaborate.

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.

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