Going on the job market is stressful and confusing. I have been working on a new course here at OSU called The PhD Job Market – the syllabus draft can be seen here. It is going up through the levels in terms of approvals; it should be offered in Spring 2014. But with all of the recent controversy about W and the rescinded job offer (see Inside Higher Ed, Slate, and the original post), I decided to post my suggested Job Market reading list here. Check it out – and let me know if you have any suggestions.
Books referred to below:
- The Academic Job Search Handbook (AJSH), 4th Edition by Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong
- “So What Are You Going to Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside Academia (SW) by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius
- Ebrary link if you are at Ohio State
I also include presentations from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity library. You need to join NCFDD to access these resources. It is free to join if you are at a place with an institutional membership. Go to: https://facultydiversity.site-ym.com/general/register_member_type.asp and chose “Institutional Sub Account Membership”.
Reflect on what you really want for a future career
- Demystifying The Academic Job Market: From Application to Negotiation Week 1 by Badia Sahar Ahad (review slides and transcripts in NCFDD library)
Academic jobs; Jobs at different kinds of institutions; Postdocs
- The last year of graduate school: Heading for the Job Market and Choosing the Right Institution by Rachel Connelly, Kristen Ghodsee (Chapter 5 in Professor Mommy)
- What You Should Know Before You Start (Chapters 1 and 2) in AJSH
- Deciding where and when to apply (Chapter 4) in AJSH
- Why You Should Consider Community Colleges by Rob Jenkins
- Applying for Faculty Jobs at Community Colleges by Matt Reed