Job Search in Academe: Strategic Rhetorics for Faculty Job Candidates

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From identifying sources of information about positions for academic job seekers of all disciplines, to advising on the preparation of effective CVs and portfolios, through guidance on the process of interview to final negotiation of terms, Dawn Formo and Cheryl Reed--two Assistant Professors happily employed in their first choice institutions--provide a savvy guide to the application process.

Informed by the authors’ experience, the narratives of current and recent job seekers,...

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Overview

From identifying sources of information about positions for academic job seekers of all disciplines, to advising on the preparation of effective CVs and portfolios, through guidance on the process of interview to final negotiation of terms, Dawn Formo and Cheryl Reed--two Assistant Professors happily employed in their first choice institutions--provide a savvy guide to the application process.

Informed by the authors’ experience, the narratives of current and recent job seekers, and the rhetorical analysis of the processes of application, interview and negotiation, this book offers invaluable advice and insights to anyone contemplating an academic career in today’s precarious job market.

The authors cover the full spectrum of potential positions--adjunct, visiting, temporary and administrative appointments, as well as traditional tenure-track professorships--in both 4-year institutions and community colleges.

This book includes sample application letters and vitae, a model for job search workshop, and a rich list of resources both in print and on-line.

This handbook grew out of the demand generated by the authors’ successful workshops. Practical and entertaining, this is the essential guide to navigating today’s complex and changing academic job market.

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This extremely savvy guide to the academic job search and application, interviewing, and negotiation process really works ( it just helped my son land a tenure-track position in a major university.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579220112
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dawn M. Formo is Associate Professor, Literature and Writing at CSU, San Marcos.

Cheryl Reed is a writer, creativity coach, and founder of CatsforChange.org, an affiliation of creatives who support each other’s work.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Theor(ies): Becoming Literate in the Employment Line 1
1 Writing the Script: The Application Process 13
2 The Callback: The Professional Conference Interview 41
3 The Screen Test: The Campus Interview 65
4 Rehearsing for Ad-Libbing 87
5 The Awards Ceremony: Negotiating the Job Contract 105
6 Rising Stars: Academic and Nonacademic Success Stories 133
Epilogue: The Director's Chair: Being an Ethical Academic 153
App. I Finding a Job Announcement in Your Field 165
App. II Electronic Job Banks and Job Search Resources 173
App. III Job Search Workshop 179
App. IV Sample Cover Letters and Vitae 183
App. V: Suggested Reading and Resource List 211
Academic Mysteries
Business Interviewing Guides
Leonard Bernstein Videos
Psychology of the Job Search
Feminist Topics
Works Cited 221
Index 223
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