The Academic Job Search Handbook / Edition 4

The Academic Job Search Handbook / Edition 4

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by Julia Miller Vick, Julia Miller Vick, Jennifer S. Furlong
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0812220161

ISBN-13: 9780812220162

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812220162
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Fourth Edition

I. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU START
1. The Structure of Academic Careers
2. Hiring from the Institution's Point of View

II. PLANNING AND TIMING YOUR SEARCH
3. Becoming a Job Candidate: The Timetable for Your Search
4. Deciding Where and When to Apply
5. The Importance of Advisors and Professional Networks
6. Conference Presentations and Networking
7. Letters of Recommendation
8. Learning About Openings

III. WRITTEN MATERIALS FOR THE SEARCH: SUGGESTIONS AND SAMPLES
9. Responding to Position Announcements
10. Vitas
11. Additional Application Materials
12. Web Sites
13. Job Hunting Correspondence

IV. CONDUCTING THE SEARCH
14. Interviewing
15. Off-Site Interviews: Conference/Convention and Telephone Interviews
16. Campus Interviews
17. Job Offers, Negotiations, Acceptances, and Rejections

V. AFTER YOU TAKE THE JOB
18. Starting the Job
19. Knowing About and Getting Tenure
20. Changing Jobs

VI. ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
21. Dual Career Couples, Pregnant on the Job Market, and Related Concerns
22. International Scholars, Older Candidates, Gaps in Your Vita
23. Thinking About the Expanded Job Market

Appendices
1: National Job Listing Sources and Scholarly and Professional Associations
2: Additional Reading

Index

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