Now more than ever, the academic job market is mysterious, stressful, and different for every applicant. To provide recent insight into previous academic job market cycles, we bring together faculty members who were on the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 job market.
The purpose of this PDW is to provide an inclusive, informative, and applicable session for those who are (or are soon to be) on the academic job market. While 2020-2021 applicants will be prioritized for inclusion in this session, others who are not yet on the market are encouraged to apply to attend as information in this session is likely to be useful for mid-stage students as well. This PDW is meant to facilitate a discussion to address important dimensions of the job market honestly, encourage dialogue, and increase the efficacy of participants. This will assist job candidates by providing the tools they may need to showcase the best version of themselves on the market.
This session will be offered on August 9th, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST as a synchronous "Real-time Open" session.
This PDW will be organized into two parts
Five of our session contributors will give short presentations on some of the broader areas of the academic job market including the application process, the first interview, follow up interviews, the fly out, and the negotiation process.
Organizer: David F. Arena, U. of Texas At Arlington
Organizer: Karen Landay, U of Missouri-Kansas City
Speaker: Christine Nittrouer, U. of Houston-Downtown
Speaker: Rebecca M. Paluch, U. of British Columbia
Speaker: Tessa Recendes, Penn State
Speaker: Shane Reid, Louisiana State U.
Moderator: Grant Brady, California State East Bay
Moderator: Jacquelyn Brady, San Jose State U.
Moderator: Kris Irwin, Old Dominion
Moderator: Ronei Da Silva Leonel, U. of Memphis
Moderator: Lori Leigh Tribble – Clemson
Pre-registration for this PDW is required. The deadline to register is July 31, 2020. Participants will be accepted into this PDW on a rolling basis, so earlier applications are encouraged. To facilitate interaction between speakers and participants, we are limiting the number of registrants to 50. To apply, please submit the following information to organizer David Arena (email@example.com):
We expect to notify participants of their roundtable selection decisions by August 5th, 2020.
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