Academic Job Search

2019 Oct 24

GSAS: Becoming Faculty - Preparing for Academic Interviews

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138
It's not too early to begin preparing for the exciting possibility of being invited for a first-round academic interview or campus visit! Learn how to make a strong impression in phone, video, and conference interviews. Find out what to expect on a campus visit and how to prepare for your job talk, conversations with faculty and deans, and social gatherings. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.
2019 Oct 22

GSAS: Becoming Faculty - The View from the Search Committee

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

GSAS Student Center, Common Room

Anyone applying for academic jobs and postdocs wants to know what search committees look for in candidates…and what they don’t want to see! Come to this event to hear advice, perspectives, and stories from experienced professors in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Panelists include:

  • Elizabeth Lunbeck - Professor of the History of Science in Residence
  • Diana Sorensen - James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature
  • David Johnston - Professor of Earth and...
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2019 Mar 01

GSAS: Preparing for the Academic Job Market: CVs & Cover Letters (Webinar)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

For Harvard GSAS students only: If you’re planning to go on the academic job market this fall, begin preparing your documents now! Your CV and cover letter are the first documents that academic search committees see. Come to this workshop to learn how to create a dynamic, graphically pleasing CV and craft a compelling, tailored cover letter that will help propel you to the next step in this challenging market.... Read more about GSAS: Preparing for the Academic Job Market: CVs & Cover Letters (Webinar)
2019 May 02

GSAS: Real Life Stories from the Academic Job Search

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Whether you’re on the academic job market now, or you plan to be in coming years, you will benefit from learning first-hand from recent PhDs who have successfully landed academic jobs despite the tight market. Hear job search stories, strategies, and advice from recently hired PhDs who will be working in a variety of academic positions after graduation.

Panelists include:

  • Brandon Bloch, PhD '18 History, Harvard College Fellow
  • Han Hsien Liew, PhD '18 History and Middle Eastern Studies, Minerva Schools, Keck Graduate Institute
  • ...
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2019 Feb 14

Cancelled: GSAS: The Two Career Partnership: A Career Chat

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Dudley House Common Room

A pressing issue for many graduate students, as they approach the job search, is the “two body problem.” Many wonder how each partner can land a great job (whether in academia or beyond) that will work for both. Hear how one couple successfully managed this issue in their two-career partnership.  Allen Aloise (PhD, Chemistry and Chemical Biology) is Dean of Administration and Finance for Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Linzy Brekke-Aloise (PhD, History) is Associate Professor of History at Stonehill College. ...

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2018 Nov 05

GSAS: Preparing for Campus Visits

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138
It's not too early to begin preparing for the exciting possibility of being invited for a campus visit! Find out what to expect and how to prepare for your job talk, teaching demo, conversations with faculty and deans, and social gatherings. PLEASE REGISTER THROUGH CRIMSON CAREERS TO ATTEND.
2018 Oct 23

GSAS: The View from the Search Committee

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Dudley House Common Room

Anyone applying for academic jobs and postdocs wants to know what search committees look for in candidates... and what they don't want to see! Come to this event to hear advice, perspectives, and stories from these experienced professors: 

  • Emily Balskus - Morris Kahn Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Matt Liebmann - Professor of Anthropology
  • Erika Naginski - Robert P. Hubbard Professor of Architectural History
  • Kay Shelemay - G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African...
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