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Adelante HSI: Preparing Future Faculty

The Adelante program, funded through a grant from the University of California Office of the President, aims to prepare first generattion early career researchers (ECRs) and ECRs from minoritized communities to be competitive applicants for the academic job market. The program will offer a one-week bootcamp over the summer that will provide an overview of academic career pathways, preparing for the job market, and thriving in academia.

Adelante Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Future Faculty Bootcamp

The Adelante HSI Future Faculty Bootcamp will take place in-person on the UC Merced campus, from June 14, 2022 - June 17, 2022. Participants of the Adelante HSI Future Faculty Bootcamp are required to participate in daily program activities that will run from 9am - 1pm. Participants will receive a $2,000 fellowship for successful completion of the Adelante HSI Future Faculty Bootcamp.

By the end of the bootcamp, participants will have completed draft versions of their academic job market application materials. The program is led by UC Merced's Graduate Dean, Associate Graduate Dean, Assistant Graduate Dean and include workshops/presentations led by UC Merced faculty members.

Apply Now (Deadline: May 4, 2022) --->  https://graduatedivision.ucmerced.edu/form/adelante-application

Below is a tenative schedule of program activites:

Tuesday, 6/14

9am - 1pm

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Presentation: Overview of Faculty Career Pathways
  • Writing Workshop: Fine Tuning Your Vita and Cover Letter for Faculty Jobs
  • Working Lunch / Individual Check-in's w/ Deans

Wednesday, 6/15

9am - 1pm

  • Faculty Panel: Perfecting Your Pitch for the Faculty Interview
  • Writing Workshop: Writing a Successful Research Statement
  • Working Lunch / Individual Feedback & Check-ins w/ Deans

Thursday, 6/16

9am - 1pm

  • Faculty Panel: Navigating Academic Job Offers
  • Writing Workshop: Writing a Successful Diversity Statement
  • Working Lunch / Individual Feedback & Check-ins w/ Deans

Friday, 6/17

9am - 1pm

  • Faculty Panel: Thriving as Faculty from First Generation and Minoritized Communities
  • Writing Workshop: Writing a Successful Teaching Statement
  • Recognition Lunch / Individual Feedback & Check-in's w/ Deans