Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities PhDs

Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities PhDs

by Kathryn Hume
     
 

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This straightforward book dispenses essential advice for academic job hunters and gives them the skills and knowledge to land a job in the humanities. Fully revised and updated, this book offers a comprehensive look at the do's and don'ts of the application and interview process. Accounting for changes in both the economic climate and technology, Kathryn Hume

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This straightforward book dispenses essential advice for academic job hunters and gives them the skills and knowledge to land a job in the humanities. Fully revised and updated, this book offers a comprehensive look at the do's and don'ts of the application and interview process. Accounting for changes in both the economic climate and technology, Kathryn Hume provides indispensable tips and a variety of practical tools-sample interview questions, online resources, information on jobs abroad, and more. Here, advanced PhD students and job-seekers will find the tools to transform their mindset from student to faculty.

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"This 'survival manual' should be required reading for every doctoral student in the humanities who intends to pursue an academic career. In a realistic rather than idealistic approach, Professor Hume offers under one cover candid information not only for ABD's about to enter the job market but also for assistant professors during their first years in a tenure-track appointment. Written in engaging prose, this volume is a road map for success that stretches from sage advice for conference and campus interviews to departmental politics. The appendix contains many model examples of letters of application and of documents that doctoral students must submit when applying for their first faculty position."--Edward V. Williams, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

"Deft, detailed, unerring, candid, upbeat, and filled with examples (including sample CVs and cover letters appropriate to various fields in the humanities, with variations for applying to schools that emphasize teaching and institutions emphasizing research), this is the best book of its kind that I've ever seen. It will be essential to job hunters all across the humanities. Those who own a copy and follow its counsel will enhance their employment prospects about tenfold. Those who don't will find themselves at a tremendous disadvantage. Highly recommended to graduate students, untenured junior faculty, and their mentors."--David Cowart, Louise Fry Scudder Professor of Humanities, University of South Carolina

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230109469
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,091,909
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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