This book is a guide to securing an academic post in the humanities in a US University. It includes best-practice examples of application documents and shows how to work up answers to the questions posed in phone, conference, and campus interviews. Readers will also learn about bargaining for subsidies and start-up packages. The book can be used by Careers Officers to train students, or by job hunters training themselves. This short, lively read gives practical, solid advice which will help candidates to transform their mindset from student to faculty.
Table of Contents
Preface How to Plan Your Job Hunt: Timeline and Documents Conference Interviews Campus Interviews and Negotiating Terms The Economics of Being an Assistant Professor The Politics of Being An Assistant Professor Epilogue for Placement Officers Documents
KATHRYN HUME is Distinguished Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, USA.