Not That Kind of Tale: Roundup for the Academic Job Season
From the clutches of a search committee to the interview gauntlet, a plethora of protips from Pipette Protagonist:
- Not that Kind of Summer: Tales of Preparing for Academic Job Season
A guide to the first step: putting together the application. Each application is different, but there are common elements. Remember to include time to receive feedback and revise.
- Not that Kind of Job Applicant: Tales of Self-Discovery in the Job Application Process
What are your search parameters and strategies? It’s time to determine the scientific, academic, and personal requirements that a position must have.
- Not that Kind of Applicant Review: Tales of Your Application in the Clutches of a Search Committee
After submitting an application, committees may take up to two months to respond. If the decision is negative, you may never hear a reply. Why? Here is a glimpse behind the curtain of candidate selection.
- Not that Kind of Visit: Tales of Preparation for Your First Interview
To prepare for your first interview in Your Favorite Department, you’ll want to prepare the research talk (what audience? what format?), consider any necessary accommodations, and read up on the interviewers.
- Not that Kind of Candidate: Tales from the Interview Gauntlet
Several experiences have been compiled to give a general outline of what the interview day may entail. Some elements may now be in a virtual format – and the traditional dinner likely will be omitted – but expect the types of meetings and follow-up etiquette to hold true.
- Not that Kind of Interview: Tales from the Second Visit
The second visit is the candidate’s time to take a deeper dive into what the institution, department, and city have to offer. Whether in-person or virtual, preparation includes making an exhaustive list of personal and professional questions and requesting key meetings to lay the groundwork for subsequent negotiations.