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Multi-Week Course: How to Navigate the Academic Job Market: From Application to Campus Interview
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Multi-Week Course: How to Navigate the Academic Job Market: From Application to Campus Interview

When: Every Thursday
12:00 PM-1:30 PM EST
Contact: Badia Ahad

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How to navigate the academic job market:  from application to campus interview

Facilitator: Badia Sahar Ahad, PhD

Approaching the academic job market can be a daunting experience. In a sea of conflicting advice (and often, misinformation), applying for academic positions can be both stressful and scary. This three-week workshop aims to demystify the job market and guide you through the entire process from "application to campus interview,” with a special emphasis on clarifying what YOU want, how to present your "best self” in your CV and cover letter, and how to prepare for your in-person, telephone or Skype interview. We will also cover the nitty-gritty of the on-campus interview (what and what not to say/do/wear) as well as basics of contract negotiation (what you can and SHOULD ask for).

Badia Sahar Ahad is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Loyola University Chicago and has enjoyed three years as a coach for NCFDD's Faculty Success Program. She has served on several search committees as well as regional and national selection panels for dissertation and postdoctoral fellowship awards. As the lead editor at Savant Academic Writing Consultants, Badia has helped scores of scholars develop CV's and cover letters for academic positions. Her areas of specialization include assisting advanced graduate students entering the academic job market for the first time, as well as working with scholars to "re-brand” themselves after negative tenure decisions and academics who wish to make institutional transitions (from research to teaching and from teaching to research).

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