Academic Careers Week 2016

September 26—29

Academic Careers Week Handouts


Writing your Cover Letter & CV
Monday, September 26th - 12:00-1:00pm in Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

Presented by:
Rachel Walker Professor of Linguistics, CET Faculty Fellow &
Najm Meshkati, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, CET Distinguished Fellow

Putting together a cover letter and CV can be a daunting task. How will yours stand out among all the other applicants? USC faculty members will provide insight into what faculty look for when they review cover letters and CVs.

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Instant Contact: How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on your Interview Day
Tuesday, September 27th - 12:30-1:30pm in Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

Presented by:
Steve Ross, Professor & Chair of History

On your interview day you will meet many people and only have a minute or two to explain to them your academic interests. This program will allow you to practice! An overview of a typical interviewing day will be presented. Following this, you will break into small groups, where you will have a chance to explain your research interests in a short one or two minute description. The members of your small group along with a USC faculty member will provide constructive comments on your short description.

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Negotiating the Academic Job Offer
Wednesday, September 28th - 12:00-1:00pm in Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

Presented by:
Dani Byrd, Executive Vice Dean, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences & Professor of Linguistics
Bruce Zuckerman, Professor of Religion, CET Distinguished Faculty Fellow

You’ve been made an offer! Now what? How does one go about negotiating an academic job offer? A panel of USC faculty members will share their experiences with negotiating academic job offers.

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Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement
Thursday, September 29th - 12:30-1:30pm in Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

Presented by:
Mark Schroeder, Professor of Philosophy &
Alexander "Sandy" Sawchuk, Leonard Silverman Chair,Dept of Signal & Image Processing, Viterbi School of Engineering

How does one go about articulating a teaching philosophy and a research statement? USC faculty will share their insights on crafting these two documents.

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