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Preparing for the Academic Job Search

Published July 13, 2007 Posted by
Kristina Mesaros is looking for personal accounts of graduate students preparing to enter into the academic job market for the forward to the second edition of Dawn M. Formo and Cheryl Reed’s book Job Search in Academe (Stylus Press, 2007). The forward to the second edition will focus on graduate students’ perceptions of the approaching academic job search and the pursuit of the tenure-track faculty position. You can be anonymous or named and titled. You may contribute a good quote or a case study. Your only time commitment is your email correspondence with me. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
-Preparation you received for the job search
-Advice your mentors gave you about an academic career
-Impressions of academic positions (teaching, research, publishing, serving on committees, mentoring students)
-Preparation and advice you received for the teaching and service expectations of your first tenure-track position
-Advice your mentors gave you about teaching and publishing while in a tenure-track position

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