Preparing to go on the academic job market can feel daunting and overwhelming. Our team has created a four-step framework to help you confidently communicate your value as a scholar:
A cover letter for an academic job is the first impression committees will have of you. Watch this lesson to learn how to write a strong letter and avoid common mistakes.
Diversity statements are one of the most challenging documents in the application package. This training will help you design a statement that reflects your commitment to equality in your classroom and research.
Today’s academic job market is more competitive than ever. You want to be able to apply for positions in your field with confidence. The lessons in this program of study are designed to help you make strategic decisions and develop an application package that is reflective of who you are as a teacher and scholar.
Our comprehensive curriculum will help you design application packages and prepare for interviews. We’ll share with you tips and strategies PhDs use to be successful in applying for academic jobs. But, remember, there’s a lot that is beyond your control. Your personal worth and value is not tied to landing a dream academic job.
Some of the trainings will ask you hard questions: is a faculty job right for you? How many jobs in your field are there each year? How many times will you go on the job market before making a pivot to a professional career?
Our research shows that PhDs want careers that are intellectually rewarding and engaging, allow for the expression of personal values, and have a meaningful impact on the world. A faculty career is only one of the places where you can find career satisfaction. Keep in mind that smart people work everywhere.
Every month, we host webinars and special events to help PhDs learn how to job search with purpose and strategy. When you register, you’ll have the chance to submit a question to the Beyond Prof team.
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Beyond Prof’s training platform is the only online professional development training platform for graduate students and PhDs that helps them successfully transition into academic or nonacademic career paths.
Students will learn how to prepare for today’s competitive academic job market and apply with confidence.