In category: Research University Alliance
With the support of the National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program the Research University Alliance (RUA) officially launched in October 2020. The RUA is made up of a nine-university partnership that includes UC Berkeley, Caltech, Georgia Tech, Harvard University, University of Michigan, Stanford University, UC Los Angeles, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Washington.
RUA focuses on the advancement of advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from backgrounds underrepresented in academia who are pursuing academic careers in mathematics, physical sciences, earth and environmental sciences, and engineering. Underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to: African Americans, Chicanx/Latinx, Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, Vietnamese, those with disabilities, those from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college-goers, veterans, and/or those underrepresented on the basis of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. RUA’s goal is to diversify the future professoriate nationally by creating robust professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities.
The following professional development opportunities are open to all RUA-eligible students at postdocs at the 9 alliance institutions.
Are you going on the academic job market this year? Would you like to know more about the faculty search process and the components of a great application?
The RUA Faculty Job Search Bootcamp will have sessions to help you understand the job process, walk you through the components of a competitive application (CV, diversity/research/teaching statements), and prepare you for a successful interview (job talk, etc). You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from current faculty members about their life and career at various institutions types and to meet other aspiring academics from our AGEP RUA institutions (Berkeley, CalTech, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Michigan, Stanford, UCLA, UT Austin, Washington) and partners (Howard, Tennessee State, Tuskegee, etc.).
All sessions will be held Monday - Thursday, May 17 - 20, 2021 between 3-6PM ET / 12-3PM PT.
Please apply for each session individually by May 10, 2021 using this link.
*Note, first-time users will have to register for an account -- please use your zoom account email address to register.
If selected, we will confirm your registration and send you meeting information.