Academic Job Search for PhDs and Postdocs

As fall approaches and the weather and leaves begin to change, you know that the academic job search season is upon us.  In the next few weeks and months, academic institutions across the country will begin to post open faculty positions.  These positions will have deadlines ranging throughout the fall semester, and many will require multiple documents which require a great deal of thought and planning.  Don’t be lulled into thinking that the deadlines are far away and you will have plenty of time to draft your CV, cover letter, research, teaching, and diversity statements.  These documents take time and as a PhD student or postdoc, you are likely busy with your research and lab work, teaching responsibilities and completing your dissertation.

The good news is that Career Services is here to help and we have multiple resources as well as workshops and programs designed to assist you in this process.  Here are some resources and events that anyone on the academic job market should check out!

Guide to Faculty Job Applications – everything you need to get started in preparing your applications!

Visit our Education & Academia community to view resources pertaining to faculty job searches.

Workshop on Creating Effective Application Materials for Academic Jobs in the Humanities & Social Sciences.
Tuesday, September 17th, 12 PM, McNeil Building Room 97

Multiple workshops in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL):

Talking About Your Teaching in Application Materials
Wednesday, September 18th, 11:30 AM, Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room

Talking About Your Teaching in Interviews
Wednesday, September 25th, 11:30 AM, ARCH 108

Developing Statements on Diversity
Wednesday, October 2nd, 11:30 AM, McNeil Building Room 97

We welcome your attendance at any of the above workshops; click on the link to get registered today.  And as always, PhD students and postdocs are welcome to make individual advising appointments.  You can request appointments on Handshake or visit us during our walk-in hours.  (Monday-Friday, 2-3 PM, Career Services the McNeil Building OR Wednesdays 12-2 in Stemmler Hall, 105).

We look forward to working with you!

By Dianne Hull
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