Academic Job Search

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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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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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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2018 Apr 09

GSAS: Going on the Academic Job Market

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138

If you're going on the academic job market this fall, you know that there's a lot more to it than writing a CV and cover letter. In this workshop, we will discuss the variety of documents you'll need and discuss strategies for an effective academic job search.

This event is open only to Harvard GSAS students and alumni.

  PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.

2018 Mar 22

GSAS: Preparing for the Academic Job Market: CVs and Cover Letters

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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. 

This event is open only to Harvard GSAS students and alumni.

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2018 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. Come and hear the job search stories, strategies, and advice from recently-hired PhDs who will be working in a variety of academic positions after graduation. 

Panelists include:

  • Heng Du, '18 East Asian Languages and Civilizations, who will join...
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2017 Oct 17

The View From the Search Committee: GSAS

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Dudley House Common Room, Cambridge, MA

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: 

  • Emma Dench - McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics; Interim Dean of GSAS

  • Rachelle Gaudet - Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • Hisa Kuriyama - Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard College Professor; Faculty...

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2017 Nov 06

Preparing for Campus Visits: GSAS

3:30pm to 5:00pm

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. Part of the Becoming Faculty series, cosponsored by GSAS. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND
2017 Aug 31

CVs & Cover Letters: GSAS

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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 a compelling, tailored cover letter. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND. Read more about CVs & Cover Letters: GSAS