The departments of Classics and Anthropology at Cornell are both offering resources for helping graduate students with professional development and job applications.
Classics Job Market Workshops Fall 2015
Thursday, 4:30 p.m., GSH 122
The Classics Job Market Workshops are primarily geared toward graduate students in Classics seeking academic positions.
9/10: General Information (first draft cover letter & CV)
10/1: Different types of jobs (second draft cover letter & CV)
10/22: Interviews, etc.
further meeting info is TBD
For the first meeting, students are encouraged to read the relevant sections of Joy Connolly’s Job Market Handbook (https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/jconnolly/home/job-market-handbook). The first part of the meeting will cover basic information, of relevance also to those who are not going on the job market. See the “Advice for Candidates” section on the SCS website (https://placement.apaclassics.org/advice-candidates). If some of you are ready to share a first draft of their cover letter and CV, that would be great. Please the material in advance to Eric Rebillard (email@example.com).
The Academic job Search: Local Knowledge and the View from the Search Committee
Friday, 8/28, 2:30-4:00 p.m., McGraw Hall 215
The Anthropology department job workshops are geared toward post-field graduate students seeking academic jobs in Anthropology departments, however graduate students at an earlier stage are welcome to attend.
These workshops, based on the series Erick White put together last academic year, will continue through the fall semester and into the spring. Details about the other sessions will be forthcoming.
For this session, an overview of how search committees work will be provided by faculty members who have recently served on departmental search committees: Profs. Lucinda Ramberg and Chris Garces. At the same time, much of the content of the workshop will be dependent on graduate-student questions.
The discussion will focus upon several key areas: 1) the stages of the job search and relevant hiring committee activities; 2) how hiring is influenced by committee dynamics, administrative rules and requirements, departmental cultures, and the constraints of scheduling/timing; and 3) how job candidates are evaluated and ranked at different stages of the search process.
While the workshop is designed with primarily post-field graduate students in mind, graduate students at an earlier stage in their career are welcome to attend.
Future meeting details T.B.D. For more information, contact Perri Gerard-Little (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Academic Job Search Survival Handbook – Especially for Graduate Students
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Berkeley Career Center – The Academic Job Search
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Shovelbums Job Board
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Archaeology Fieldwork – Employment Opportunities
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The Chronicle of Higher Education Vitae Job Search
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American Library Association Job Listings
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