Hacking the Academic and Post-academic Job Searches

About the Webinar

This webinar explains how best to approach the academic and postacademic job searches, whether you are still in graduate school or beyond, with an eye to current COVID conditions. I confront the denial and misinformation that prevails in most graduate programs, and then discuss the wider economic picture both preceding and during the pandemic, the specter of adjunctification, establishing a competitive record, best practices for application documents and interviewing, and laying the all-important groundwork for the post-ac/non-ac search simultaneously.

Participants will understand the real, as opposed to fantasy, conditions of job searching with a PhD.

This webinar is sponsored by the Student Division.

About Our Presenter

Karen Kelsky is the Founder and CEO of The Professor Is In, which provides advice and consulting services on the academic job search and all elements of the academic and post-academic career. She speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to Ph.D. professionalization, and is a weekly columnist at Chronicle Vitae.  As the creator of the Sexual Harassment in the Academy Survey and the #MeTooPhD hashtag, Karen speaks nationally on issues of sexual assault in the academy, with a focus on empowering victims and training people in leadership. She is a former tenured professor and department head at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Oregon. Her latest book is The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job (Random House 2015).

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