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Khalili Lecture Theatre

SOAS

Torrington Square

Bloomsbury

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Hacking the US Academic Job Market

Dr Karen Kelsky, author of The Professor is in will be speaking about the current American academic job market and offering tips for how to get on to the much coveted tenure track.

The event will begin with an interactive session by Kellee Weinhold (strategic communications and academic productivity coach for the Professor is In) from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Kellee will move through standard interview questions, explaining common errors and weaknesses and providing examples of effective answers with attention to brevity, spin, word choice, tone, body language, etc.


Dr Karen Kelsky will be speaking from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

In this 90-minute seminar Karen will walk you through the conditions of the current American job market, the most common mistakes made by job-seekers, and the ways you can maximize your chances of success while looking for a tenure-track job.

To be covered:

  • The big-picture conditions of the U.S. tenure track job market

  • How to think like a search committee

  • The four core qualities of a successful tenure track job candidate

  • The all-important 5-Year Plan

  • The ethos of job market documents

  • The most common mistakes made by job seekers

  • The three keys to academic interviewing

  • The non-academic option

Karen also examines the pervasive intangible pitfalls that can bedevil job documents and interviewing, including narcissism, excessive humility, and hyper-emotionalism. You'll leave with a broad understanding of the real (as opposed to fantasy) criteria of tenure track hiring, and how to tailor your record and application materials to maximize your chances of success. Finally, she will also touch on the current political situation and outlooks for US academia.

We encourage all researchers to attend both sessions but if you can only make one session please go ahead and book, and come to the session you are able to attend.

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Torrington Square

Bloomsbury

WC1H 0XG

United Kingdom

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