The Academic Job Search Handbook (5th ed.)

by Julia Miller Vick, Jennifer S. Furlong,

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  • 9780812223408
  • 9780812292060

The Academic Job Search Handbook is the comprehensive guide to finding a faculty position in any discipline. Building on the groundbreaking success and unique offerings of earlier volumes, the fifth edition presents insightful new content on aspects of the search at all stages. Beginning with an overview of academic careers and institutional structures, it moves step by step through the application process, from establishing relationships with advisors, positioning oneself in the market, learning about job openings, preparing CVs, cover letters, and other application materials, to negotiating offers. Of great value are the sixty new sample documents from a diverse spectrum of successful applicants. The handbook includes a search timetable, appendices of career resources, and a full sample application package. This fifth edition features new or updated sections on issues of current interest, such as job search concerns for pregnant or international candidates, the use of social media strategies to address CV gaps, and difficulties faced by dual-career couples. The chapter on alternatives to faculty jobs has been expanded and presents sample résumés of PhDs who found nonfaculty positions.

For more than twenty years, The Academic Job Search Handbook has assisted job seekers in all academic disciplines in the search for faculty positions at different kinds of institutions from research-focused universities to community colleges. Current faculty who used the book themselves recommend it to their own students and postdocs. The many new first-person narratives provide insight into issues and situations candidates may encounter such as applying for an international job, combining parenting with an academic career, going from an administrative job to a faculty position, and seeking faculty positions as a same-sex couple.

  • University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.; February 2016
  • ISBN: 9780812292060
  • Edition: 5
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: The Academic Job Search Handbook
  • Author: Julia Miller Vick; Jennifer S. Furlong; Rosanne Lurie
  • Imprint: University of Pennsylvania Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780812223408
  • 9780812292060

In The Press

"The academic job search is fraught with anxiety, urban legends and misinformation. The Academic Job Search Handbook pulls back the curtain, takes you through the entire process step-by-step, and provides actionable advice and examples that will help you present your candidacy (and yourself) in the strongest and most compelling manner."—Andrew Green, Career Center, University of California, Berkeley

About The Author

Julia Miller Vick is Senior Career Advisor and Rosanne Lurie is Senior Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer S. Furlong is Director of the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.