"Preparing for Faculty Job Applications" Workshop Series starts September 2018 - Sign up to secure a seat

Submitted on August 28, 2018

“Preparing for Faculty Job Applications" Workshop Series

A workshop series focused on the academic job market

Sponsored by: Graduate and Professional Student Council, Graduate Center, Postdoctoral Affairs, and the Office of Instruction and Assessment

 

Register at https://tinyurl.com/jobmarket2018

Registration is limited to 50 participants. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or internet-capable device.  Refreshments will be provided!

 

Full Schedule

1. Developing your Teaching and Research Statements (September 4, 2018)

Time: Noon to 1pm

Venue: Student Union Memorial Center - Sabino Room (3rd floor)

In this workshop, participants will discuss strategies for developing and refining your Teaching and Research Statements as part of your letter of interest or as separate documents.  As colleges and universities are increasingly requesting evidence of teaching effectiveness as part of these applications, participants will also discuss what evidence is appropriate to include, how to compile Teacher Course Evaluations or other student ratings as part of a job application, and how to include evidence when you are not teaching your own course. This workshop applies to anyone pursuing a college faculty position at any institution type.   

 

2. Creating ePortfolios and an Online Presence (September 11, 2018)

Time: Noon to 1pm

Venue: Student Union Memorial Center - Sonora Room (1st floor)

Building and maintaining a professional online presence is becoming a necessity for an academic career.  Part of an academic identity is a cohesive and comprehensive professional portfolio, which often includes a teaching philosophy statement, representative sample of instructional materials, research materials, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  In this workshop, we will discuss the purpose and characteristics of an effective professional portfolio, strategies for an engaging portfolio design, and share examples of online portfolios. This workshop applies to anyone pursuing a college faculty position at any institution type.

 

3. Writing Diversity Statements (September 18, 2018)

Time: Noon to 1pm

Venue: Student Union Memorial Center - Sabino Room (3rd floor)

With growing awareness of diversity and accessibility issues, more and more educational institutions ask for explicit statements by their instructors and researchers about their diversity-responsive beliefs and practices. In the light of the AACU inclusive excellence initiative, this workshop will focus on promoting and expressing inclusive and diversity-responsive teaching, research, and service. The workshop will include a brief introduction to “inclusive excellence,” prompts to develop content for your diversity statement, a discussion of writing strategies, and, if time permits, peer feedback on your outline or draft. This workshop applies to anyone pursuing a college faculty position at any institution type.

 

4.  Preparing for the Academic Job Interview (September 25, 2018)

Time: Noon to 1pm

Venue: Student Union Memorial Center - Sabino Room (3rd floor)

For any college faculty position, job interviews not only involve fielding questions about teaching experience from various stakeholders, but also commonly include teaching demonstrations that range from a short audition to guest teaching in actual courses.  For faculty positions that also involve research, questions about research and a research talk are expected. In this workshop, participants will learn about and practice answering actual interview questions. Strategies for how to successfully plan for the teaching demonstration and research talk will be discussed, particularly those that involve guest teaching in actual classes.  This workshop applies to anyone pursuing a college faculty position at any institution type.