“The Job Market” — NASSR Day 1: Thursday, August 11, 10:30am.
The NASSR Graduate Student Caucus is proud to present a roundtable on the job market. Come hear luminaries in our field give us critical advice on how to land the positions we’ve worked so hard for.
Speakers and topics include:
Alan Bewell (University of Toronto): Teaching issues.
Teaching portfolio: What should be included? How do you
demonstrate you are a good teacher?
Julie Carlson (University of California, Santa Barbara): When
is it best to go on the job market, before or after you are
finished with your dissertation? The MLA interview: what to
expect. Some tips regarding a good job talk, what to wear,
the importance of the question period, etc.
Frances Ferguson (Johns Hopkins University): What to do if
you get a job offer? How job candidates should talk about
their personal situations with prospective employers. Job
negotiations. What can you negotiate? leave? A prestigious
postdoc? Perhaps also something might be said about how one
should understand things if you do not end up with a job offer
or a campus visit.
William Galperin (Rutgers University, New Brunswick): The job
letter and the dissertation abstract. Genre of the job
letter: What should be in a job letter? What should not? What
are some viable formulas? Should we follow the standard format
(dissertation description,teaching experience, etc.)?
Jonathan Mulrooney (College of the Holy Cross): Interviewing
tips, as well as preparation for campus visits. (differences
between research universities, liberal arts colleges,
Juan Sanchez (UCLA): sharing his recent job market experience
and post doc advice.
See you there!