The Academic Job Search Handbook / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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- University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
The Academic Job Search Handbook provides specific advice on all aspects of job-seeking in an increasingly tight academic market, from the appropriate timetable for the application process, to illegal or odd interview questions, to negotiating offers, starting a new job, seeking tenure, and everything in between. New information in the third edition includes more examples and advice for candidates in scientific and technical fields, as well as more references for those applying for adjunct positions and to community colleges. A new chapter and some of the all-new sample written materials reflect the reality that many new Ph.D.s are considering career options outside academia. The sample materials also include more examples of the "teaching philosophies" now commonly asked for in job ads. This edition offers expanded information on internet search methods and more examples of useful websites.
|Publisher:||University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Third Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)|
About the Author
Mary Morris Heiberger is Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania. Julia Miller Vick is Graduate Career Counselor at Career Services, University of Pennsylvania. They are coauthors, with April Vahle Hamel, of the Graduate School Funding Handbook, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press, and write a monthly online column, Career Talk, for the Chronicle of Higher Education's Career Network.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First 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
11. Additional Application Materials
12. Home Pages
13. Job Hunting Correspondence
IV. CONDUCTING THE SEARCH
15. Off-Site Interviews: Conference/Convention and Telephone Interviews
16. Campus Interviews
17. Job Offers, Negotiations, Acceptances, and Rejections
18. Additional Considerations
V. AFTER YOU TAKE THE JOB
19. Starting the Job
20. Knowing About and Getting Tenure
21. Changing Jobs
Appendix 1. National Job Listing Sources and Scholarly and Professional Associations
Appendix 2. Additional Reading
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author takes on a highly disjointed topic - getting a research centric job at MIT and convincing a liberal arts college you can teach English are very different - and writes a disjointed book. Some of the examples and the interview question were useful, as were the discussion on the process - BUT - these days similar information of equal quality it available on the web.
I think researching the job search is crucial and this book is a great place to start.