Welcome to Virtual PAC-UP
Get feedback on your faculty application materials
Workshop: Tuesday July 28 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Video: Apply - Step 5: Get feedback on your application materials (please watch Steps 1-5 if you are attending this workshop!)

About this workshop
If you've already written your CV and Cover Letter and want feedback on them , our first workshop is for you! Participants will be paired together and will use a checklist based on the Academic Career Readiness Assessment (ACRA) to give and receive feedback on their materials. Past trainees have reported that this peer-review process is very effective! Laurence Clement will facilitate this process, provide feedback, and answer questions. To participate, you'll need to share materials with Laurence by Sunday July 26 at 5 p.m. See instructions below!

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to:
  • Develop application materials to represent yourself adequately for faculty positions
  • Identify areas of improvement for your application materials
  • Analyze and evaluate other candidates' application materials
  • Develop a strategy for addressing the areas of concern in your materials

Note: We do not review application materials in 1:1 appointments. Come to one of the Step 5 workshops to have your application reviewed and schedule a 1:1 appointment to discuss how to address weaknesses or concerns in your materials.

"Wait, but we haven't done Steps 1-4 yet!"
You are right. We're offering this same workshop three times for people on different schedules. Come to this one if you already have application materials ready to go and want feedback now. Not ready yet? No problem! Come to the one on September 2 or September 22! We'll go through Steps 1-4 before then.

Instructions for attending this workshop
To attend this workshop, you must:
  1. Watch the videos for Steps 1-5
  2. Prepare your materials
  3. Share your materials

Prepare your materials:
  • Create a Google document
  • Title: "Workshop materials - First name Last name"
  • Copy your materials into that document in this order:
  • Cover Letter
  • Job description you are applying to
  • CV
  • Note: We will not be reviewing Research, Teaching, or Diversity Statements in this workshop, but we will discuss how to get feedback on them.
  • Fill out this Google form
  • This is how we know you intend to come to this program
  • People who complete this form and share materials with Laurence will be sent the Zoom link on Monday afternoon

Share your materials:
  • Share your document with lclement.edu@gmail.com as an editor
  • Note: During the workshop, your materials will be shared with your peers such that they will not be able to download, print, or copy your materials.
  • Share by Sunday July 26 at 5 p.m.



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Virtual PAC-UP workshops
Save the dates for the workshops you're interested in and stay tuned for instructions and Zoom links.

Apply - Step 5: Get feedback on your application materials
Tuesday July 28, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 2, 2020 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Apply - Step 1: Know your strengths and weaknesses as a candidate
Wednesday August 5, 2020 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Apply - Step 2: Set up an effective job search
Friday August 7, 2020 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Apply - Step 3: Develop application materials to your strengths
Thursday August 13, 2020 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Apply - Step 4: Get recommendations that confirm your strengths and address your weaknesses
Friday August 28, 2020 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Interview: Mock interviews
Thursday October 8, 2020 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Interview: Use the interview to determine if a workplace is a bad fit
Wednesday November 1, 2020 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Negotiate: Develop your negotiation strategy
Friday November 6, 2020 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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