The academic job search handbook / Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong.

For more than 15 years, The Academic Job Search Handbook has assisted job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. The new fourth edition provides updated advice and addresses hot topics in today's competitive job market.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Vick, Julia Miller (Author)
Furlong, Jennifer S. (Author)
Other Authors: Heiberger, Mary Morris
Language and/or Writing System:
In English.
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2008], ©2008.
Edition:Fourth edition.
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Physical Description:1 online resource (viii, 287 pages) : illustrations
Format: Electronic eBook
  • What you should know before you start
  • The structure of academic careers
  • Hiring from the institution's point of view
  • Planning and timing your search
  • Becoming a job candidate: the timetable for your search
  • Deciding where and when to apply
  • The importance of advisors and professional networks
  • Conference presentations and networking
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Learning about openings
  • Written materials for the search: suggestions and samples
  • Responding to position announcements
  • Vitas
  • Additional application materials
  • Web sites
  • Job hunting correspondence
  • Conducting the search
  • Interviewing
  • Off-site interviews: conference/convention and telephone interviews
  • Campus interviews
  • Job offers, negotiations, acceptances, and rejections
  • After you take the job
  • Starting the job
  • Knowing about and getting tenure
  • Changing jobs
  • Additional considerations
  • Dual career couples, pregnant on the job market, and related concerns
  • International scholars, older candidates, gaps in your vita
  • Thinking about the expanded job market.