The 14th Annual
Academic Career Conference--co-sponsored by Career Services
and the Deputy Provost--is for graduate students. Penn graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows continue to benefit from faculty,
administrators and advanced doctoral students who will share their
time and advice on preparing for academic careers. The Academic
Career Conference will have four programs in the fall with something
for graduate students at every level.
Since this conference
first began 13 years ago, more than 60 faculty members and administrators,
from Penn and area institutions, have participated in it or in its
spring component, Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search
and Academic Life.
a Dissertation Committee, Finishing Efficiently, and Ending Up with
What you Need to Go on the Job Market: A Program for Second Year-Plus
Doctoral Students; Tuesday, September 17, 4-5:15 p.m.; Golkin
Room, Houston Hall; Dr. David Brownlee, professor of history of
art; Dr. Jonathan Smith, professor of computer and information science.
Going on the
Academic Job Market: A Program for Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral
Fellows; Monday, September 23, 4-6:30 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall,
Irvine Auditorium; 4-5:15 p.m.; Interviewing for Academic Jobs:
What to Expect; Dr. Maurice Samuels, assistant professor of
romance languages; Dr. G. K. Anan-thasuresh, associate professor
of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; 5:15-6:30 p.m.;
The Academic Job Search: Hiring from the Search Committee's
Perspective; Dr. Jane A. Siegel, assistant professor of sociology,
anthropology and criminal justice, Rutgers-Camden; Dr. David J.
Prescott, associate professor of biology, Bryn Mawr College and
Dr. James English, associate professor of English.
Guide to Graduate Education at Penn: A Program for First-Year Ph.D.
Students; Tuesday, October 8, 4-5:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan
Hall; Dr. Peter Conn, Deputy Provost, What you and your department
can expect from each other; advanced doctoral students/recent
Ph.D.'s will give first-hand advice,
Diana Williams, psychology;
Cuong Peter Trinh, bioengineering; Angela Reyes, education; Joanna
Kempner, sociology; Jeremy Braddock, English; Dr. Conn will moderate.
Higher Education and How They May Affect Your Career: A Program
for Ph.D. Students, New Ph.D.'s and Postdoctoral Fellows; Tuesday,
October 22, noon-1 p.m.; Room 103, McNeil Building; Dr. J. Douglas
Toma, director and senior fellow, The Executive Doctorate and Penn
Center for Higher Education Management, GSE.
To attend any
of these programs, please sign up by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling (215) 898-7530.