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From identifying sources of information about positions for academic job seekers of all disciplines, to advising on the preparation of effective CVs and portfolios, through guidance on the process of interview to final negotiation of terms, Dawn Formo and Cheryl Reed--two Assistant Professors happily employed in their first choice institutions--provide a savvy guide to the application process.

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From identifying sources of information about positions for academic job seekers of all disciplines, to advising on the preparation of effective CVs and portfolios, through guidance on the process of interview to final negotiation of terms, Dawn Formo and Cheryl Reed--two Assistant Professors happily employed in their first choice institutions--provide a savvy guide to the application process.

Informed by the authors' experience, the narratives of current and recent job seekers, and the rhetorical analysis of the processes of application, interview and negotiation, this book offers invaluable advice and insights to anyone contemplating an academic career in today's precarious job market.

The authors cover the full spectrum of potential positions--adjunct, visiting, temporary and administrative appointments, as well as traditional tenure-track professorships--in both 4-year institutions and community colleges.

This book includes sample application letters and vitae, a model for job search workshop, and a rich list of resources both in print and on-line.

This handbook grew out of the demand generated by the authors' successful workshops. Practical and entertaining, this is the essential guide to navigating today's complex and changing academic job market.





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ISBN 9781579220105
author Dawn M. Formo,Cheryl Reed,Ross Winterowd
Publication Date Jan 6, 1999
Number of Pages 160
Publisher Stylus Publishing
Table of Contents Foreword by Ross Winterowd; Introduction. Becoming Literate in the Employment Line;

Chapter 1. Writing the Script: The Application Process. The Application Packet as a Rhetorical Scene; How to Write Application Letters; How to format the Vita; How to Get Recommendation Letters that Work; How to Organize Application Records; The Application-to-Interview Timetable; Early Auditions: Pre-Interview Contacts; and Sample Application Letters and CV's.

Chapter 2. The Callback: The Professional Conference Interview. The First Stage Interview as a Rhetorical Scene; Preparing for the Interview; Going to the Interview; What to Expect of the Interview Set(up); What to Pack for the Conference Interview; How to Negotiate the Logistics of the Professional Conference Interview; Preparing for Telephone Interviews; and Summary for Managing the Rhetoric of the First-Stage Interview Scene.

Chapter 3. The Screen Test: The Campus Interview. The On-Site Interview as a Rhetorical Scene; What to Bring to the Interview and How to Prepare and Package It; The Rhetoric of the On-Campus Interview Schedule; The Rhetoric of Questions Particular to the Campus Interview; Rehearsals and Auditions: The On-Campus Presentation; Common Mistakes in Teaching Presentations; The Research Presentation; How to "Conduct" Your Research Presentation; and Meeting Mr. DeMille: The Interview with the Administration.

Chapter 4. The Academy Awards: Negotiating the Job Contract. How to Assess Institutional Environments; Receiving the Job Offer; The Rhetoric of Negotiating the Job Offer; The Rhetoric of Accepting or Rejecting the Job Offer; The Rhetoric of Rejection; How to Determine Whether a Second-Year Search is in Order; and Summary.

Chapter 5. Rehearsing for Ad-Libbing. Preparing for Unanticipated Interview Questions; Scenarios; Tricky Cues for Ad-Libs; Questions Asked of Candidates During Interviews; and Interview Questions from Business Job Guides.

Chapter 6. Rising Stars: Academic and Non-Academic Success Stories. "A Star is Born"; The Tenure Track Professorship at University; The Tenure Track Professorship at the Community College; The Non-Traditional Job Search; and Jobs Outside the Academy; Epilog. Director's Debut: Being an Ethical Academic.

Appendix I: Job Search Workshop; Appendix II: Sample Cover Letters and Vitae; Appendix III: Suggested Reading and Resource List: Academic Mysteries; Business Interviewing Guides; Electronic Job Search Resources; Leonard Bernstein Videos; Psychology of the Job Search; Feminist Topics; Works Cited; and Index.
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