A Note from Maren

Welcome to Applying for Faculty Positions in STEM Disciplines!

How do I prepare for the academic job market as a STEM PhD?

If you find yourself asking this question, 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 STEM grad students, postdocs, 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 STEM Disciplines" includes of 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?

  • STEM grad students, postdocs, and PhDs seeking faculty careers.

  • Grad students and postdocs who are thinking about starting their faculty job search but don't know where to begin.

  • Grad students, postdocs, and PhDs who need help crafting effective CVs, cover letters, statements, and teaching portfolios.

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 teaching, research, and diversity statements and teaching portfolios.

Apply for Faculty Positions in STEM Disciplines

What's inside the course?

  • 1

    How to Apply for a Faculty Position in STEM

    • Welcome to the Course!
    • Download Your Workbook
    • Before we begin...
    • Unit 1: How to Apply for a Faculty Position in a STEM 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: How to Network Successfully in Academia (and Why You Need To)
    • 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: How to Network Successfully in Academia (and Why You Need To)

    Complete the course and you will get How to Network Successfully in Academia (and Why You Need To) with Dr. Jen Heemstra, an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Emory University.

    This video will show you how to apply practical strategies to network effectively and expand your professional relationships.


  • 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

Engineering Postdoc

"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."


"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."

Enroll today and save $150

Our five-unit course usually costs $250, including bonus material valued at $124