Preparing for an Academic Job Search

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2007-10-04
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Virginia Tech
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Overview of Academic Job Search

Begin by determining personal and institutional "fit"

  • Develop dossier (CV, cover letter, etc.) based on your chosen career path and institutional type

  • Look over job ads in your field, making sure to research institutions thoroughly and tailor your materials to a specific institution

  • Prepare for the academic job interview

  • Consider how to negotiate if and when the job offer is made

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