Hacking the Academic Job Market

October 4th, 2018

8:30 AM – 3 PM

Karen Kelsky, Founder and President of The Professor Is In

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in collaboration with representatives from The Professor Is In, the Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB), and The Graduate School will be presenting a full-day workshop titled “Hacking the Academic Job Market”. This is tailored for individuals who are interested in applying for faculty positions. The workshop will have two parts:

  1. The Academic Job Market: a close examination of all aspects of the job search – the real conditions of the job market, what search committees look for, how to build a competitive record, and how to articulate that record in job documents and interviews.
  2. Unstuck: The Art of Productivity: this presentation will focus on four challenges facing academic writers – unclear expectations, work-life balance, negative self-talk, and external comparisons. Workshop participants can expect to design a writing plan and monitor progress by learning how to respond to these challenges and recognize and change their own negative behaviors, which get in the way of writing.

Limited seating is available. You can register here.


8:30 AM – Check-in

9 AM – 10:30 AM – Hacking the Academic Job Market – Karen Kelsky

10:30 AM – 11 AM – Break

11 AM – 12:30 PM – How to Negotiate Your Tenure-Track Job Offer – Karen Kelsky

12:30 PM –  1:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – 3 PM – Unstuck: The Art of Productivity – Kellee Weinhold

Attending this event will count towards a certificate program that will start this fall. More information will be released soon.