Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search

Each spring semester Career Services and the Deputy Provost co-sponsor a series of noontime faculty conversations that focus on topics of interest to doctoral students. The series is entitled "Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search and Academic Life," and for most programs, speakers are Penn faculty. Faculty speakers often find it enjoyable to present and discuss issues with a faculty member from a different discipline. Doctoral students are very grateful for the chance to hear about these topics and ask questions. The series for this spring is:

Friday, January 21, noon, McNeil Building, room 285-86

  • Preparing for a Campus Interview for an Academic Job: Research Universities

Tuesday, January 25, noon, McNeil Building, room 169

  • Preparing for a Campus Interview for an Academic Job: Liberal Arts Colleges, Community Colleges, and State University Campuses Oriented Toward Teaching 

Tuesday, February 15, noon, McNeil Building, room 169

  • Behind the Scenes with a Search Committee

Date and room TBA

  • Negotiating an Academic Job Offer

Tuesday, March 7, McNeil Building, room 169

  • Conversation: Distance Learning? Virtual Universities? Changing Roles, Changing Jobs?

Friday, March 24, McNeil Building, room 285-86

  • Having a Life: Balancing Professional and Personal Responsibilities

Tuesday, April 11, McNeil Building, room 169

  • Making the Most of Your First Year in a New Faculty Position

Friday, April 28, McNeil Building, Rm. 285-86

  • Organizing Yourself to Complete a Dissertation and Do a Job Search

Doctoral students and postdocs should sign up for these seminars by calling (215) 898-7530 or sending an e-mail message to vick@pobox.upenn.edu. Feel free to bring your lunch.


Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 17, January 18, 2000

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