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Academic Job Market Prep Workshop

The Graduate School, in conjunction with the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, the Office of Fellowships, the Graduate Writing Place, and Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) are pleased to announce a new workshop series for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees on the academic job market.

The Academic Job Market Preparation Workshop aims to create a collaborative working group in which each participant will develop materials required for their academic job market search. Participants will attend morning workshops from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM that are designed to demystify application materials and facilitated by the Graduate Writing Place, Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA), the Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Fellowships. In the afternoons, participants will meet in smaller groups to workshop drafts. This workshop is structured to prioritize drafting academic job market materials in a supportive and collaborative setting. Students and postdocs from all disciplines are welcome. All events will be held online over Zoom.
  • Monday, August 24: Teaching Statements
    Led by: Lauren Woods, assistant director, Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) and Kate Flom Derrick, senior program coordinator for graduate and postdoctoral learning, Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning
  • Tuesday, August 25: Grant Writing
    Led by: Stephen Hill, senior associate director for operations, Office of Fellowships
  • Wednesday, August 26: Diversity Statements
    Meaghan Fritz, assistant professor of instruction, Cook Family Writing Program
  • Thursday, August 27: CV's
    Elysse Longiotti, assistant director, student career advising, NCA
  • Friday, August 28: Cover Letters
    Elizabeth Lenaghan, assistant director, Graduate Writing Place
Participants who want to attend the afternoon group workshop sessions need to submit applications by Friday, August 7. Those who plan to attend morning sessions only do not need to submit applications, but RSVP is needed. 
Please email Beth Healey, PhD, assistant director of postdoctoral affairs, with any questions.

Categories: Broad Interest