Career Pathways: Academia
Career Pathways: Academia includes panels and workshops designed to prepare graduate students for success, both in graduate school and potentially as a future faculty member! In Fall 2023, it will be held November 6th through November 9th. Be sure to register here for access to the events. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Monday, November 6, 2023 | 12 - 1:00 pm | XCITE Commons
The new Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies invites you to Career Pathways Week! She will be sharing about her own perspective and insight into pursuing a faculty position at a research university. This session is held in-person at the XCITE Commons (Rivera Library) and virtually (Zoom).
Monday, November 6, 2023 | 1 - 2:00 pm | XCITE Commons
UCR Postdoc Panel
Postdoctoral positions are becoming increasingly important to stay competitive on the academic job market. This panel features UCR alumni who participated in postdoctoral fellowships. Our panelists will discuss their experiences around the search and application process, position requirements, and time management.
This panel session will be broadcast over Zoom; link available upon registration.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 12 - 12:50 pm | Zoom
Interviewing for Faculty Positions
Join Dr. Annika Speer, Professor of Teaching, Theatre, Film, and Digital Production at UCR Theatre Department, in this workshop to learn tips for presenting yourself well during both in-person and virtual interviews.
Dr. Annika Speer earned her BFA in Theatre at University of Colorado Boulder. She then went on to earn her MA in Dramatic Arts and her PhD in Theatre Studies with doctoral emphasis in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She joined UCR in 2015 and is now a Professor of Teaching, Theatre, Film, and Digital Production at UCR Theatre Department.
Link will be available upon registration.
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 10 - 10:50 am | Zoom
An Introduction to Academic Cover Letters
Join Lauren Hammond, the Coordinator of the UCR Graduate Writing Center, to learn the basics of effective academic cover letters and how you can better market your academic skills to a hiring committee. Make your cover letter stand out!
Dr. Lauren Hammond is the GWC's Coordinator. She recently received her PhD in English here at UC Riverside. Prior to that, Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Writing at California State University, San Marcos and her Master in Arts degree in English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University (SDSU).
The workshop will be available via Zoom; link available upon registration.
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 2 - 2:50 pm | XCITE Commons
UCR Recently Hired Faculty Panel
This panel consists of UCR alumni who were recently hired at research universities (including at UCR!). The panelists will discuss navigating an academic job search, the application process, job talks, and interviews. Attend to become a well-informed and better prepared candidate on the competitive academic job market.
This panel session will be broadcast on Zoom; link available upon registration.
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 3 - 4 pm | XCITE Patio
Career Pathways Week Coffee Social
The Graduate Student Resource Center, in conjunction with XCITE and International Student Services, invite you to join us on the XCITE Patio for an hour of free coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation. Please bring your student ID. There will be a gift card raffle!
Thursday, November 9, 2023 | 10 - 10:50 am | Zoom
Academic Cover Letter Clinic
Bring the announcements for any jobs you are applying to and a draft of your cover letter; work with Graduate Writing Center consultants to tailor your cover letter to fit specific positions. Space is limited, so please sign up early to reserve your spot.
This workshop will be over Zoom; link available upon registration.