Academic Careers Week Handouts

September / October 2015


Chronicle of Higher Education - links for those seeking academic jobs

Websites / Listservs for Job Hunting

Writing your Cover Letter & CV
Monday September 28

Recommended reading:
Academic Job Search Book - Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong

Career Center - "Action Verbs"

Career Center - "Cover Letters"

Cover Letter Example - John Walsh

CV Example -John Walsh

Cover Letters, Columbia University

Writing an Academic Cover Letter, University of Minnesota

Additional Information on Cover Letters
Additional Information on CVs

Negotiating the Academic Job Offer
Tuesday September 29

AAUP Faculty Salary Data

AAUP Economic Report

Average Faculty Salary Survey

Career Center - "Evaluating an Offer"

Negotiating With 'Scientific Eyes' (or Dad Really Did Know Best)

Additional Information on Negotiating an Academic Job Offer

Instant Contact: How to Shine in 1 or 2 Minutes on your Interview Day
Wednesday September 30

Interviewing Guidelines, Tips, and Techniques

Career Center - "The Interview - Get Ready"

Career Center - "Etiquette"

Career Center - "Different Types"

Career Center - "What Will They Ask"

Additional Information on Interviewing

Drafting your Teaching Philosophy / Research Statement
Thursday October 1

Rubric for Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Rubric for Scoring Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Philosophy Template

Prompts for Starting Your Teaching Philosophy

Why do I Teach?

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy for the Academic Job Market

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Additional information on Teaching Philosophy

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