The Academic Job Search Handbook

For more than 15 years, The Academic Job Search Handbook has assisted job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. The new fourth edition provides updated advice and addresses hot topics in today's competitive job market.

The Academic Job Search Handbook

Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong

2008 | 296 pages | Paper $18.95
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Fourth Edition

I. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU START
1. The Structure of Academic Careers
2. Hiring from the Institution's Point of View

II. PLANNING AND TIMING YOUR SEARCH
3. Becoming a Job Candidate: The Timetable for Your Search
4. Deciding Where and When to Apply
5. The Importance of Advisors and Professional Networks
6. Conference Presentations and Networking
7. Letters of Recommendation
8. Learning About Openings

III. WRITTEN MATERIALS FOR THE SEARCH: SUGGESTIONS AND SAMPLES
9. Responding to Position Announcements
10. Vitas
11. Additional Application Materials
12. Web Sites
13. Job Hunting Correspondence

IV. CONDUCTING THE SEARCH
14. Interviewing
15. Off-Site Interviews: Conference/Convention and Telephone Interviews
16. Campus Interviews
17. Job Offers, Negotiations, Acceptances, and Rejections

V. AFTER YOU TAKE THE JOB
18. Starting the Job
19. Knowing About and Getting Tenure
20. Changing Jobs

VI. ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
21. Dual Career Couples, Pregnant on the Job Market, and Related Concerns
22. International Scholars, Older Candidates, Gaps in Your Vita
23. Thinking About the Expanded Job Market

Appendices
1: National Job Listing Sources and Scholarly and Professional Associations
2: Additional Reading

Index