Positioning yourself for a job in Academia

Thoughts On the Job Search [pdf]
By Ann Miller, Associate Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan  — Tips based on her experience securing her academic position

University of Michigan Fellowships
President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, University of Michigan
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Parts of the Application for a Faculty Position

Research Statements

Research Statements in STEM Slides[pdf] Larissa Sano, Faculty, Sweetland Writing Center, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan

Teaching Statements

Developing Your Teaching Philosophy Slides [pdf] Nicole Tuttle, Assistant Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, Faculty, Chemistry Department, University of Michigan

Teaching Philosophy Rubric [pdf] Rubric for composing and evaluating statements of teaching philosophy

On the UM’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) site:

Diversity Statement

Debbie Willis, Manager of Graduate Student Career Explorations, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan and Tabbye Chavous, Associate Vice-President for Research, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, Office of Research, Professor of Psychology, Professor of Education, Program Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), University of Michigan


Best practices for video interviews [link to his video]
Faculty Candidates: Tips for a Successful “Skype” Interview
Bill Currie, Professor, Environment and Sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
A faculty viewpoint of the video interview.

Once you have the offer in hand: What to negotiate

The Job Offer Negotiation Options [pdf] Developed by Michael Savageau, Microbiology and Immunology, UM and adapted by Laura Olsen, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

Other Resources

Making the Right Moves [pdf] A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty
Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

University of Michigan Proposal Writer’s Guide [pdf] An introduction to proposal writing, with an emphasis on writing research proposals, including parts of a proposal, hints on managing the process, and some common reasons proposal are rejected
UM Office of Research and Sponsored Projects 
Sample Budget Table

Research Proposal Resources [pdf]
Some helpful references from Christine Black, University of Michigan proposal specialist

Foundation Funding – May 2016
[ppt] University of Michigan Office of Foundation Relations