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On the market: strategies for a successful academic job search

Author: Barnes, Sandra L. Publisher: Lynne Rienner, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 207 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1588265358Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book Asia Campus
Reference Section - Career
Print ZA13 .B376 2007
(Browse shelf)
Available 900185073
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Includes index


Contents On the Market On the Market List of Illustrations Acknowledgments 1 Introduction 2 The Academic Job Market 3 Maximizing the Graduate School Experience The Importance of the Graduate Program I 1 Key People 15 The Importance of Publications and Publishing Strategies 18 The Importance of Teaching 33 Presenting at Conferences and Meetings 34 Job Market Preparation Timeline 35 4 The Application Process Pre-Application Considerations 44 Advertisements: Following Instructions and Reading Between the Lines 45 The Search Committee 53 The Application Packet 57 Other Application Strategies 80 Sample Application Schedule 81 5 The Teaching Portfolio The Importance of a Teaching Portfolio for Candidates 84 Principles of the Teaching Portfolio 86 Components of a Teaching Portfolio 87 Final Reflections 101 6 The Interview Process Interviewing at Conferences and Meetings 103 Telephone lnterviews 107 Onsite Interviews and the "Job Talk" 108 Diplomacy When Interviewing 120 Self-presentation: Social Skills and Attire 122 Handling Employment Offers 126 Handling Employment Rejections 134 7 Other Employment Options Joint Appointments 137 Visiting Positions, Postdoctoral Programs and Fellowships, and Nonacademic Posts 141 General Nonemployment Considerations 147 8 A Personal Fit The Importance of Quality of Life 150 The Academic Climate 152 The Nonacademic Climate 154 Personal Strategies and Suggestions to Consider 159 9 Considerations for Nontraditional and Underrepresented Groups Your Personal Profile 166 Maximizing Your Options: Suggestions to Consider and Questions to Ask 169 10 Returning to the Job Market: The Pre-Tenure Search Why Re-Enter the Job Market: The Second Time Around 183 Timing and Profile Positioning 186 The Cover Letter 188 Letters of Recommendation 191 Ethics in the Job Search 193 Similarities and Differences in the Job Search Process 194 11 Conclusion: Balancing the Professional and the Personal Index About the Book

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