The Academic Job Search Handbook

For more than twenty years, job seekers have relied on The Academic Job Search Handbook for help in their search for faculty positions. The new fifth edition provides updated advice and addresses current topics in today's competitive market.

The Academic Job Search Handbook

Julia Miller Vick, Jennifer S. Furlong, and Rosanne Lurie

2016 | Fifth Edition
392 pages | Paper $19.95
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Fifth 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. Building an Academic Network
6. Letters of Recommendation
7. Learning About Openings

III. WRITTEN MATERIALS FOR THE JOB SEARCH: SUGGESTIONS AND SAMPLES
8. Responding to Position Announcements
9. CVs
10. Additional Application Materials
11. Online Presence
12. Job Hunting Correspondence

IV. CONDUCTING THE SEARCH
13. Interviewing
14. Preliminary Interviews
15. The Campus Visit
16. Job Offers, Negotiations, Acceptances, and Rejections

V. AFTER YOU TAKE THE JOB
17. Starting the Job
18. Knowing About and Getting Tenure
19. Changing Jobs
VI. Additional Considerations
20. Dual-Career Couples and Pregnant on the Job Market
21. International Job Search
22. Cultural and Experiential Diversity

VII. BEYOND FACULTY CAREERS
23. Exploring the Expanded Job Market

Appendices
1: National Job Listing Sources and Scholarly and Professional Associations
2: Additional Resources
3: Sample Application Package

Index