Academic Job Search

2020 Apr 14

POSTPONED: GSAS: Job Search Success Stories

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138

POSTPONED: This panel has been postponed due to Coronavirus concerns.

The job search process can be daunting, especially when transitioning out of academia. Learn secrets of success from recent GSAS alumni who have landed great jobs. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.

2020 Mar 11

(CANCELED) LinkedIn Lab: Profile, Networking & Job Search

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Join us for this interactive workshop to learn tips on improving your LinkedIn presence and leveraging the tool to support your networked job search. In this workshop, we will help you build or improve your profile. We’ll also discuss strategies for connecting with alumni and professionals in your field, so you can conduct impactful informational interviews and cultivate great opportunities.... Read more about (CANCELED) LinkedIn Lab: Profile, Networking & Job Search
2020 Feb 27

GSAS: Powerful Presenting, featuring David Marino

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

GSAS Student Center: Graduate Student Lounge (Room 202)
Learn to be a powerful presenter! Not everyone feels comfortable in front of a crowd. Whether it’s presenting your research, delivering a speech, or simply speaking up during a meeting or networking event, finding your true and confident voice can be a challenge. Using a theater-derived approach and practical "on-your-feet" exercises, this workshop will give you the tools required to engage your audience with warmth, confidence and clarity. Led by David Marino, improv and presentation expert.... Read more about GSAS: Powerful Presenting, featuring David Marino
2020 Jan 07

GSAS: Preparing for Campus Visits (Webinar)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Webinar
Tis the season for campus visits! If you’ve been invited for a campus interview, you’ll want to know what to expect and how to prepare! Join this webinar to learn about how to navigate this complex and grueling multi-day interview, including managing time and logistics, conversations with faculty, deans, and students, the job talk and teaching demo, and social gatherings. ... Read more about GSAS: Preparing for Campus Visits (Webinar)
2020 Apr 03

CANCELED - GSAS: Cracking the Culture around Careers

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Thompson Room

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. We plan to offer it again in the future. 

The academic job market has been tight for years and many graduate students in the humanities express interest in exploring career options beyond academia. However, the culture of academic departments, especially in the humanities, often discourages students from openly discussing their career interests amongst their peers and their advisers. And yet, students, alumni, and many faculty recognize the necessity of opening the conversation and breaking the taboo...

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2019 Nov 21

Out in Academia [LGBTQ@GSAS event]

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

GSAS Student Center (Lehman Hall) - Common Room

Debating whether to be out during graduate school or your academic job search? Have questions about navigating the intersection of LGBTQ/other identities in academia? Curious about how to be a better ally for LGBTQ colleagues and students? Hear from a panel of faculty members from the humanities and social sciences about their experiences. Come with questions!

This event is co-sponsored by OCS...

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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 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.

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