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The Academic Job Search

Houchens 105

When Sep 26, 2013
from 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Where Houchens 105
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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Description.   Are you preparing materials to go on the market this spring? This workshop is designed to demystify the process, and to address the specific needs and questions of those from both the sciences and humanities who are embarking on this exciting (if a little scary!) part of the graduate student experience. Though the job search can be a daunting process for students still in the midst of research and teaching obligations, this workshop is a resource to support you in this effort, to help you identify and effectively present yourself as a candidate to the academic job of your future. 

Learning Outcomes. In this session, participants will:
  • Learn how to identify potential academic jobs in their field
  • Learn how to effectively present themselves as a candidates for academic jobs
  • Develop a working plan for next steps in the academic job search

Presenter. Beth A. Boehm, Ph.D., is a Professor of English, Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Interim Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies  Her research and teaching cross three different areas of English studies: Modern British literature; narrative studies; and rhetoric, composition and pedagogy.  She regularly teaches first-year composition, undergraduate literary surveys and special topic courses, and graduate courses in narrative, rhetoric, contemporary British literature and teaching literature.  In 2001 and 2003 she won A&S Distinguished Teaching Awards, and in 2003 also she won the University Distinguished Teaching Award;  in 2009 she won the University Service Award.   She has served her department as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, and Vice Chair.  She has been an active faculty senator since 1999, and was elected Vice Chair of the Senate in 2004, and Chair in 2006.  She has served on the University of Louisville Athletic Association Board and on the Board of Trustees. 
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