A Note from Maren

Welcome to Applying for Faculty Positions in Humanities & Social Sciences Disciplines!

Are you looking for expert guidance in your academic job search?

Then this course is for you. At Beyond the Professoriate we are all too familiar with how competitive a faculty job search can be. 

In this five-unit course designed for Humanities and Social Science grad students and PhDs, leading specialists and decision-makers from top universities across North America share their knowledge of what they look for in an exceptional academic job application.

"Applying for Faculty Positions in Humanities and Social Sciences Disciplines" includes over 3 hours of instructional video content and exercises tailored for you. The Beyond the Professoriate team has also prepared a bonus companion workbook with self-reflection and self-assessment questions to guide you through this process. You can download it and print it – it’s yours to keep. 

Happy learning!

L. Maren Wood, PhD

Who is this course for?

  • Humanities and Social Science grad students and PhDs seeking faculty careers.

  • PhDs who are going on another cycle of the academic job market and need help developing competitive CVs, cover letters, statements, and teaching portfolios.

  • Grad students who are thinking about going on the academic job market but don't know where to begin.

What will I learn?

  • How to effectively tailor your application and align your values with those of the institution and department.

  • How to format your CV and write a compelling cover letter that articulates your strengths and fit for the position.

  • How to leverage your background and experience to design exemplary teaching, research, and diversity statements and teaching portfolios.

Applying for Faculty Positions in Humanities & Social Sciences Disciplines

What's inside the course?

  • 1

    How to Apply for a Faculty Position in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    • Welcome to the Course!
    • Download Your Workbook
    • Before we begin...
    • Unit 1: How to Apply for a Faculty Position in a Humanities or Social Sciences Discipline
    • Unit 2: How to Write a Teaching Statement for Academic Jobs
    • Unit 3: How to Write a Research Statement
    • Unit 4: How to write a Diversity Statement
    • Unit 5: How to Put Together a Teaching Portfolio
    • Bonus: Writing on Your Own Terms
    • Congrats!
    • Before you go ...

Bonus Material

Enroll now and receive additional bonus material valued at $124.

  • Downloadable Workbook

    As part of the course you will receive a downloadable workbook with over 25 worksheets to help you craft your CV, cover letter, statements, and teaching portfolio.

    These worksheets are usually only available for in-person workshops and institutional access, but sign-up today and you'll receive a free copy as part of your course.

  • Bonus Video: Writing on Your Own Terms

    Complete the course and you will get the bonus video Writing on Your Own Terms with Dr. Jane Jones, Writing Coach and Developmental Editor for Up In Consulting.

    This video will help you create a plan to overcome your writing anxiety, develop time management strategies, and gain more confidence in your writing process.


  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You will have access to the course for 60 days.

    The workbook is downloadable and yours to keep. We recommend you fill out the exercises as you complete the modules and takes notes that you can refer back to throughout your job search.

  • How long does it take to complete the course?

    The course is self-paced. You'll receive all the course materials at once, and can proceed as fast or as slow as you'd like! (As long as you complete it within 60 days of purchase.)

    Depending on how long you spend completing the exercises, the course can take, in total, between 6 - 10 hours.

  • What if I have questions?

    We know you sometimes need 1:1 support and coaching, and we're happy to provide students of the course with personalized coaching sessions.

    If you're going through the course and find you need more tailored advice, you'll be able to book a session with Maren by emailing: courses@beyondprof.com.


What people are saying about Beyond the Professoriate

Recent PhD

"The presenters were knowledgeable and accessible, and provided great strategies that I was able to implement that week in applications."

Learning Sciences PhD

"The presentations gave me so many great strategies and a feeling that I could manage this overwhelming process. The speakers were down to earth and relatable and gave solid information about putting together packets and about life in academia. It was a great opportunity to get perspectives outside of the faculty in my R1 department."


"The presentations touched on a number of topics that are very important in finding an academic job. Highly relevant topics, such as, networking or career planning, help to navigate today's job market. Thank you, Beyond the Professoriate for organizing such outstanding presentations."

Enroll today and save $150

Our five-unit course is normally priced at $250, including bonus materials valued at $124.