I'm a postdoc in Engineering. I am aiming for a tenure-track professorship in research-oriented universities.
But most of the posts require 'demonstrated ability to secure external funds and teach undergraduate/graduate level'.
I feel there is barely a way to gain such experience as a postdoc.
Postdoc fellowships are the only external funds I (as an early-career postdoc) can secure. Teaching opportunity is also limited.
How can I demonstrate/develop such abilities during the postdoc phase?
I found some people have been hired without the evidence of securing funds and teaching experience. So I assume the experience is not limited to actually securing funds and giving lectures.
Are there other ways to advertise(?) the ability in securing funds and teaching, in, say, research statement and teaching statement?
I'm helping my PI write proposals and advise Masters' students. These are usual tasks for postdocs, so I wonder if these suffice.
Does a publication of a tutorial-like book chapter count?