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CareerEd and our partner offices offer a number of resources and programs to support your path to a faculty career.

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Faculty Job Search Toolkit

We have compiled a comprehensive set of resources to help you navigate the faculty search into the Faculty Job Search Toolkit, hosted on Canvas. The toolkit is organized into 14 modules that cover everything from how to find open positions to how to negotiate offers. Each module includes worksheets, videos, and written resources, and you’ll also be able to access sample written materials from Stanford PhDs and postdocs who have secured faculty job. 

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VPGE: Career Planning Resources

VPGE’s Career Planning Resources page contains faculty career resources and programs to help you understand faculty roles, build your skills, and successfully apply for a faculty career.

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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

An independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities. Stanford students have free access to NCFDD through Stanford's institutional membership. Find instructions on how to activate it.

Courses and Programs

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SGSI: Jumpstart Your Academic Job Search

Offered each summer as part of the Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI), Jumpstart Your Academic Job Search is an intensive, week-long program that prepares students and postdocs for the faculty job market. In community with participants from across the University, you will work on both written and oral parts of your job search preparation.

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VPGE: Preparing for Faculty Careers (EDUC 343C)

For PhDs and postdocs from all disciplines who are considering a faculty career of any type and at any of a broad range of institutions. This spring quarter course guides participants through an exploration of the academic career and prepares them to launch their academic job search.

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VPGE: Preparing Future Professors

What does it take to be a faculty member at a teaching-focused institution? Preparing Future Professors gives you a chance to experience faculty life first-hand, by shadowing a faculty member at San Jose State University, Foothill College, Menlo College, West Valley College, San Francisco State University, or University of San Francisco.