The Academic Job Search Handbook

The Academic Job Search Handbook

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by Julia Miller Vick, Jennifer S. Furlong
     
 

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For more than 15 years, The Academic Job Search Handbook has assisted job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. The guide includes information on aspects of the search that are common to all levels, with invaluable tips for those seeking their first or second faculty position. This new edition provides updated advice and addresses…  See more details below

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For more than 15 years, The Academic Job Search Handbook has assisted job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. The guide includes information on aspects of the search that are common to all levels, with invaluable tips for those seeking their first or second faculty position. This new edition provides updated advice and addresses hot topics in the competitive job market of today, including the challenges faced by dual-career couples, job search issues for pregnant candidates, and advice on how to deal with gaps in a CV. The chapter on alternatives to academic jobs has been expanded, and sample resumes from individuals seeking nonfaculty positions are included.

The book begins with an overview of the hiring process and a timetable for applying for academic positions. It then gives detailed information on application materials, interviewing, negotiating job offers, and starting the new job. Guidance throughout is aimed at all candidates, with frequent reference to the specifics of job searches in scientific and technical fields as well as those in the humanities and social sciences. Advice on seeking postdoctoral opportunities is also included.

Perhaps the most significant contribution is the inclusion of sample vitas. The Academic Job Search Handbook describes the organization and content of the vita and includes samples from a variety of fields. In addition to CVs and research statements, new in this edition are a sample interview itinerary, a teaching portfolio, and a sample offer letter. The job search correspondence section has also been updated, and there is current information on Internet search methods and usefulwebsites.

About the Author:
Julia Miller Vick is Senior Associate Director and Jennifer S. Furlong is Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania

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Editorial Reviews

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"An indispensable guide to the difficult and complex academic job market. I have recommended earlier editions of this book to generations of graduate students, and they have benefited immeasurably from its authoritative advice and generous supply of sample documents (like CVs and cover letters). This new fifth edition expands and improves a book that was already a trusted classic. This is a book on which graduate students looking for academic positions would be wise to rely."—Joseph Straus, Distinguished Professor of Music, Graduate Center, CUNY

"The academic job search is fraught with anxiety, urban legends and misinformation. The Academic Job Search Handbook pulls back the curtain, takes you through the entire process step-by-step, and provides actionable advice and examples that will help you present your candidacy (and yourself) in the strongest and most compelling manner."—Andrew Green, Career Center, University of California, Berkeley

"The Academic Job Search Handbook is the first and still the best. The academic job search is special and different. Students and postdocs need help preparing compelling written materials, engaging presentations, and persuasive interviews. I recommend this book to everyone approaching the faculty job market, and use it for seminars and workshops on the academic job search process. It provides sage advice and many examples that span disciplines and different kinds of faculty positions."—Chris M. Golde, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Stanford University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812209440
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/12/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
920,725
File size:
30 MB
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Meet the Author

Julia Miller Vick is Senior Career Advisor and Rosanne Lurie is Senior Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer S. Furlong is Director of the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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