Academic Careers Week

October 6 - 9, 2014

Academic Careers Week Handouts


Writing your Cover Letter & CV
Monday October 6 - 12:00-1:00pm in Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

Presented by:
Erin Moore, Associate Professor (Teaching) of Anthropology, CET Faculty Fellow


Putting together a cover letter and CV can be a daunting task. How will yours stand out among all the other applicants? Professor Erin Moore from the Anthropology department and Professor Donal Manahan from the Biological Sciences department will provide insight into what faculty look for when they review cover letters and CVs.

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Negotiating the Academic Job Offer
Tuesday October 7 - 12:30-1:30pm in Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

Presented by:
Michael Quick, Professor of Biological Sciences, Excutive Vice Provost
Bruce Zuckerman, Professor of Religion, CET Distinguished Fellow
Jessica Cantiello, Lecturer in the Writing Program

You’ve been made an offer! Now what? How does one go about negotiating an academic job offer? A panel including Michael Quick, Professor of Biological Sciences & Executive Vice Dean of the USC College, Bruce Zuckerman, Professor of Religion, and Jessica Cantiello from the Dornsife Writing Program share their experiences with negotiating academic job offers.



Instant Contact: How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on your Interview Day
Wednesday October 8 - 12:00-1:00pm in Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

Presented by:
Krishna Nayak, Associate Professor of Engineering, CET Faculty Fellow

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! Engineering professor and CET Faculty Fellow, Krishna Nayak will provide a brief overview of what to expect on your interview day. 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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Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement
Thursday October 9 - 12:30-2:00pm in Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

Presented by:
Armand Tanguay, Jr., Professor of Electrical Engineering/Electrophysics, CET Distinguished Fellow

How does one go about articulating a teaching philosophy and a research statement? How are these documents used by search committees? Professor Armand Tanguay, Jr. from the Viterbi School of Engineering share his insights on crafting these two documents.

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