This series features topics of interest to doctoral students concerning
looking for academic jobs and being an academic. Speakers are faculty from
Penn and other institutions. This is the fourth year it has been offered.
"Students on or planning to go on the academic job market have found
the speakers' remarks and the question/discussion period following to be
very helpful," said Julie Vick, of Career Services. The series is co-sponsored
by Career Services and the Deputy Provost. Sessions are noon-1 p.m.
Preparing for a Campus Interview for an Academic Job: Research Universities;
January 23, Williams Hall, room 203; Jacqui Sadashige, assistant professor,
Classical studies; Martha Palmer, associate professor, computer and information
Preparing for a Campus Interview for an Academic Job: Liberal Arts
Colleges, Community Colleges, and State University Campuses Oriented to
Teaching; January 26, McNeil Building, room 287; Richard Immerman,
professor and chair of history, Temple University; Frances Rose Blasé,
associate professor of chemistry, Haverford College.
Behind the Scenes with a Search Committee; January 30, Williams
Hall, room 203; Joseph Farrell, associate dean for graduate studies/professor
of Classical studies; Vijay Kumar, deputy dean for research, SEAS/professor,
computer and information science.
Negotiating an Academic Job Offer--Science; February 2, McNeil
Building, room 287; Peter Petraitis, professor of biology.
Negotiating an Academic Job Offer--Humanities and Social Sciences;
February 9, McNeil Building, room 287; Vicki Mahaffey, professor of
Understanding the Tenure System; March 2; place TBA; Walter Licht,
associate dean and professor of history.
Having a Life: Balancing Professional and Personal Responsibilities;
March 27, Logan Hall, room 392; Eugenie L. Birch, professor and chair
of city and regional planning.
Making the Most of Your First Year in a New Science Faculty Position;
April 24, Logan Hall, Room 392; Brian Calvi, assistant professor of
Getting Organized to Complete a Dissertation and Begin a Job Search;