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Academic Job Market Prep Workshop Series

The Academic Job Market Preparation Workshop Series aims to demystify the application materials required for the academic job market. Each participant will develop their materials with the guidance of facilitated morning workshops and collaborative working groups in the afternoon. 

These workshops are facilitated by:

Postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines are welcome. You must register separately for each workshop you wish to attend. 

Please email the Assistant Director of Professional and Career Development, Aubrey Korneta, with any questions.

The 2024 Workshop Series will be held August 12 – August 16

View the Morning Workshops Schedule

Morning workshops are scheduled between 10:00–11:00 AM CDT each day, with the option to break out into smaller groups in the afternoon. Each workshop details how to compose key application materials. 

Summer 2024 Morning Workshop Schedule
Workshop Date Link
CV Workshop Monday, August 12 Register
Cover Letter Workshop Tuesday, August 13 Register
Teaching Statement Workshop Wednesday, August 14 Register
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement Workshop Thursday, August 15 Register
Research Statement Workshop (STEM) Friday, August 16 Register
Research Statement Workshop (Humanities/Social Science) Friday, August 16 Register

Apply for Afternoon Work Group Sessions

In the afternoons, participants have the option to meet in smaller groups to workshop drafts. These workgroups are structured to prioritize drafting academic job market materials in a supportive and collaborative setting.

Seats in the afternoon writing groups are limited. If you want to apply for an afternoon writing group, you must register for all five sessions and submit an application.

Afternoon workgroup applications are due Monday, July 29.