The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Current and Future Research

Explore the genre of the research statement.


You wrote a dissertation abstract in preparation for the job search but are surprised to find that many job ads also ask for a “statement of current and future research.” Not sure what that is or what the expectations are? In this workshop, we’ll explore the growing trend of requesting research statements and prepare you to write this backward- and forward-looking document. We will also examine sample statements and consider what experts recommend.

Intended Audience

Graduate and Professional students preparing to enter the academic job market.


1.5 hours

Schedule for Spring 2015

Thursday, 2/26, 3:30–5:00 (Sec. 1)
Friday, 4/17, 12:00–1:30 (Brown Bag) (Sec. 2)

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