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PREPARING FOR AN ACADEMIC CAREER

Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention Dr. Lois Smedick, Acting Director Ms. Gerri Pacecca, Coordinator

April 25, 2006

Table of Contents BECOMING A FACULTY MEMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 I Love My Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 “Will There Be Enough Excellent Profs?” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 TEACHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 How To Get All-Important Teaching Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 How to Be a Good Graduate Student/Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Specially for Graduate Students-TA Teaching Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Guide to Teaching Assessment & Evaluation, York University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Documenting Teaching Accomplishments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 RESEARCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Getting Published as a Graduate Student in the Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Postdocs for Humanists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 GETTING READY FOR THE JOB SEARCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Curriculum Vitae Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The CV Doctor Returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Do I Need My Own Web Page? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Getting Ready to Go on The Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Basics of Cover Letter Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 How Important Are Letters of Recommendation? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 GETTING READY FOR THE INTERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 'What If I've Never Heard of This Place?' A 30-Minute Internet Search for Job Seekers . . . . . . 33 RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 The Chronicle of Higher Education Bookshelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 University Web Sites for Graduate Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 General Links About Academic Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Information About Faculty Jobs by Discipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Other Useful URLs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

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BECOMING A FACULTY MEMBER I Love My Job Mary Lou Dietz, PhD Sociology Professor University of Windsor Source: Speech delivered to the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionist (SSSI), Toronto, ON, August 1997 in acceptance of the SSSI Feminist Me