Year 3, Seminar 1

Job Application Skills Workshop

 

AGENDA

9:30 – 10:00 am Breakfast & Introductions

10:00 – 12:15 pm The Application

  • When and where to apply
  • Types of positions: tenure-track, visiting, adjunct
  • Reading job ads
  • Application materials: Vita, Cover Letter
  • Other application materials:
    • Research Statement/Dissertation Abstract
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    • Syllabi, Evaluations
    • Transcripts
    • Writing sample
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Application log

 

12:15 – 1:00pm Lunch

AU faculty experiences on the job market

Guest Speakers

  • Josh McCoy
  • Ying-Chen Peng

 

An administrator’s view of academic hiring

Guest Speaker

  • SOC Dean

 

1:00 – 2:30 pm The Interview Process

  • Conference Interviews
    • logistics
    • the Holy Trinity of questions
    • materials, party favors
  • Phone Interviews
  • On-Campus Interviews
    • logistics
    • packing/dress
    • interview day
    • meeting the chair and other administrators
    • meeting students
    • meals
    • “any questions for us”
    • delicate questions

2:30 – 3:30pm Job Talks

Negotiating the offer

 

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