Academic Job Search

2021 May 04

GSAS: Real Life Stories from the Academic Job Search

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

The pandemic has made the academic job market even tighter than it was... but there is hope! Your peers at GSAS are getting academic jobs and postdocs, and you can learn from their success despite the difficult market. Hear the job search stories, strategies, and advice from recently hired PhDs who will be working in a variety of academic positions and institutions after graduation.

Panelists include:
• Haruka Umetsu Cho, PhD candidate in Study of Religion, Assistant Professor of Religion, Santa Clara University (Fall 2021)
• Bradley Craig, PhD '20 in African and African...

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2021 Apr 14

GSAS: Job Search Success Stories: Getting Hired during the Pandemic

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Virtual

Pandemics aside, the job search process can be daunting. As many graduate students consider and prepare for a transition beyond academia during these uniquely challenging times, we look forward to shedding some light on success stories to provide strategies and hope for your search. At this virtual panel, learn secrets of success from recent GSAS alumni who secured great jobs during the pandemic....

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2021 Feb 09

GSAS: Job Search in Challenging Times - Faculty Perspective

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

How do you talk to your adviser about your future career, whether it be academic or nonacademic? When do you begin the conversation, and how supportive will your adviser be? With the upheaval in the academic job market so far this academic year, this conversation has become more important than ever. Join us as we explore with Harvard faculty how to approach this discussion with your adviser. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.

With a welcome from GSAS Dean Emma Dench...

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2020 Oct 20

GSAS: Job Search in Challenging Times - Academic Market

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

This year, the academic job market is tighter than ever. How can you maximize your candidacy for the few faculty and postdoc postings out there? What do search committees look for in candidates…and what can reduce your chances? Come to this event to hear advice, perspectives, and stories from experienced professors in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

With introductory remarks by GSAS Dean Emma Dench and moderation by Patrick O'Brien, Interim Dean of Students, our panelists include:

  • Francesca Dominici, Clarence James Gamble Professor of...
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2020 Sep 09

GSAS: Going on the Academic Job Market during the Pandemic

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Virtual
The Fall 2020 academic job market is likely to be even more competitive than usual., and you'll want to do all you can to maximize your candidacy. There’s a lot more to it than writing a CV and cover letter! In this webinar, we will discuss the variety of documents you’ll need and discuss strategies for an effective academic job search, even during such uncertain times. ... Read more about GSAS: Going on the Academic Job Market during the Pandemic
2020 Oct 27

GSAS: Preparing for First Round Academic Interviews

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Virtual
It's not too early to begin preparing for the exciting possibility of being invited for a first-round academic interview! These used to be held primarily at conferences, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year they are likely to be held exclusively by phone or video conference. Learn how to make a strong impression in phone or video interviews to maximize your chances of being invited for the next round.... Read more about GSAS: Preparing for First Round Academic Interviews