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So you’ve decided you want a faculty position focused on teaching. While this job search may not be as daunting as landing a faculty position at an R01, tenure-track jobs at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) are still highly competitive posts. How do you prepare yourself to be an attractive applicant and how do you craft a strong application? Talk with your advisor The first step may be intimidating, depending on your advisor. What? You don’t want to be like me? You may face hostility and disappointment, but this is your life, and you need to fight for it. You’ll need your advisor’s letter of recommendation, and you may get some release to participate in career-building activities, such as teaching a course. Network As a grad student at an R01, your contacts in the world of PUIs may be ...