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Dr. Karen’s (Partial) Rules of the Job Talk I’ve been asked by many readers to write about the Job Talk. I’ve resisted doing this because I believe that by the time you are writing your job talk, any meaningful advice has to be completely personalized. In other words, general rules about job talks would have to be so general as to be of minimal value. Dr. Karen’s (Partial) Rules of the Job Talk
The Professor Is In: How to Deliver a Halfway-Decent Job Talk The Professor Is In: How to Deliver a Halfway-Decent Job Talk Want more advice from Karen Kelsky? Browse The Professor Is In archives. I have to write a job talk!
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Research Statement | Cornell Post-Doctorate Research Statement | Cornell Post-Doctorate Writing a Research Statement What is a research statement? A common component of the academic job application is the Research Statement (or Statement of Research Interests). This statement provides a summary of your research accomplishments and current work and discusses the future direction and potential of your work.
Do You Need Your Own Website While On The Job Market? [This is a guest post by Jentery Sayers, who recently completed his PhD at the University of Washington and is now an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Victoria. He previously wrote on "Integrating Digital Audio Composition into Humanities Courses." He is @jenterysayers on Twitter.--@jbj] Over at Crooked Timber back in June 2008, Eszter Hargittai wrote: “I’ve been continually surprised over the years about how many academics fail to take advantage of the Web as a medium for disseminating their work. Do You Need Your Own Website While On The Job Market?
By David D. Perlmutter It was a heady time for a graduate student at his national conference as he rushed from one job interview to another. Late to one and out of breath, he quickly began his introductory talking points: how he was just the right fit for the position, the department, and the university. The members of the search committee sat in silence until the student paused, allowing one of them to interject politely: "I think you're in the wrong room. You've been talking about another school." Minding Your Manners for the Conference Interview - Manage Your Career Minding Your Manners for the Conference Interview - Manage Your Career
Three Resources for Writing Letters of Recommendation In addition to the work that flows naturally from a course–things like preparing, organizing the class, meeting with students, and grading–teaching also almost invariably involves an unrelated kind of work: writing letters of recommendation. On the one hand, these often come in bunches at very specific times (for graduate schools, for jobs, for education programs, for scholarships, etc.), and so, in the moment, can feel a bit overwhelming. And sometimes, it can be a little surprising who asks you for a letter. On the other hand, writing letters of recommendation can be very fulfilling, as you look back over a student’s work, and reflect on the fact that they trust you to help them to further their goals. Three Resources for Writing Letters of Recommendation
The Simple Secret To Identifying Your Strengths : Lifestyle The Simple Secret To Identifying Your Strengths : Lifestyle It's been told again and again: "Work on your strengths." You know this very well. But maybe the problem is that you don't know what your "r March 25, 2011 It’s been told again and again: “Work on your strengths.” You know this very well.