The Adelante program, funded through a grant from the University of California Office of the President, aims to prepare doctoral students to be competitive applicants for the academic job market. The program will offer training on the understanding of academic career pathways, preparing for the job market, and thriving in academia, as well as a concentrated summer bootcamp with opportunities for peer mentoring.
Future Faculty Workshop Series
The Adelante future faculty workshop series will take place in the month of April 2021 and include topics such as an overview of faculty careers pathways; transitioning from doctoral student to independent researcher; research, teaching and service at diverse institutions; surviving and thriving as a faculty of color; and keeping your life while you build your faculty career. The 1-1.5 hour workshops will take place once a week, for four consecutive weeks.
Academic Job Market Workshop Series
The Adelante academic job market series will take place in May 2021 and will focus on job application materials including the research statement, the teaching statement, the diversity statement and the CV & cover letter. The 1-1.5 hour workshops will take place once a week, for four consecutive weeks.
Career Pathways Conference
The Adelante career pathways conference will take place in early Spring and focus on public service career pathways. The conference will include representatives from the non-profit and government sectors and touch on themes such as community engaged research and policy advocacy. The 1-1.5 hour workshops will take place once a week, for three consecutive weeks.
Future Faculty Bootcamp
The Adelante future faculty boot camp is a two-week focused program that will take place over summer 2021 and will guide 10 underrepresented minority (URM) fellows to complete their job application portfolios. In addition, Adelante Fellows will receive have opportunities for job shadowing/mentoring current faculty, and have a chance to practice leading academic workshops to incoming summer bridge doctoral students.