The UNC SOM’s Rising Star Program was started to increase diversity among faculty members in the basic sciences, with a specific focus on groups historically minoritized in the basic sciences. This program provides training to postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups to help them excel during the faculty interview process by exposing admitted fellows to the same components that they will experience during the faculty job interview process.
Prior to launching the Rising Star Program in 2022, we are hosting a virtual webinar series to provide insight about the faculty interviewing process and recruit candidates to the program. Registration for the virtual webinar series is open to all (especially postdocs) interested in applying for faculty jobs. The anticipated timeline is as follows:
- August 24 @ 12pm: Panel on Delivering an Effective Job Talk
- September 28 @ 12pm: Panel on Preparing Faculty Job Application Materials
- October 26 @ 12pm: How to Make Your Rising Star Application Stand Out
The Rising Star application period is January 1, 2022 – February 15, 2022. Awardees will be notified by March 22, 2022.