September 6, 2018
To my peers on the job market,
As part of our series on the Job Market last week, I was tasked to write a letter to you as a sort of wrap-up post. I’ve been putting it off because I have struggled with what to write. It’s been three years since my own experience on the job market (psychology, teaching colleges). When I think back on that experience, there are two things that stick out to me:
TNP team has put together a Q&A style post about the academic job market. Today our guest contributors answered questions about what happens after submitting your job applications, like how long to wait to hear back from the search committee, or what happens when if we get an interview or a job offer.
This week TNP is doing a series of posts revolving around the academic job market with the help of some experienced guest contributors. Today’s post is all about funding – whether it be for your own research or a post-doc position.
This week TNP is doing a Q&A with some insightful guest contributors about the academic job market. Today’s post discusses preparing application materials for teaching-oriented academic positions. There are many different resources out there about application materials. You’ll notice that we didn’t ask a ton of questions about teaching and research statements. For more on that, check out Kameko Halfmann’s blog post about application materials to be very helpful. In it, she goes into detail about teaching, research, and diversity statements, as well as providing tips about the cover letter and CV. Below are some other, more specific questions that we had related to application materials.
This week at TNP we’re talking about jobs and how to get them – specifically teaching oriented academic jobs. To make the most of this topic we enlisted the help of four wonderful guest contributors to give us a variety of perspectives and insights on the application process.