The start of the semester is a great time to routinely update and organize your job search materials. Even if you don't plan on going on the job market for several more semesters, taking these steps now will save you time and stress when you do begin your job hunt.
Although a graduate degree no longer guarantees you a faculty position, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. What it does mean, however, is that you must be able to show potential employers the skills and experiences that make you stand out from other applicants.
Regardless of whether you would like to pursue a tenure-track faculty position or a career in industry, there are many steps you can take to begin building your CV or resume while in graduate school that can help your job documents stand out later.
A teaching statement should detail the underlying beliefs that inform the way you structure your courses and interact with students. When reading your statement, hiring committees will be looking to assess whether or not you can meet the teaching demands of the institution, if your teaching style aligns within the department, and how students will benefit from your instruction.
Academic administrators play vital roles in the larger university ecosystem, as well as provide direct support to students, faculty, and other staff. These positions enable you to put your degree to work in intellectually and personally fulfilling ways.
A research statement is a map for your career as a researcher, expanding on how you describe your research in your cover letter. A research statement should document a three- to five-year plan that lays out attainable goals.
In a diversity statement, you will draw on your personal background and past experiences to demonstrate your understanding of power, privilege, and the barriers to access faced by underrepresented populations.
Given their extensive teaching backgrounds, CUNY graduates are particularly well-suited for teaching positions at independent schools. This article provides six reasons why teaching at an independent school might be your new Plan A.
Career fairs are networking events, and the connections you make can continue to pay off well into the future. In order to make the most out of your career fair experience, there are several steps you can take before, during, and even after the event.