A networking group for academics pursuing a wide range of careers.
Seung-Hui Cho, the mass murderer who called himself Question Mark, left a lot of questions behind him. One of them obviously speaks for itself: what motivated him to kill thirty-three strangers at Virginia Tech? Another question almost goes without saying: why do we seek refuge behind moral explanations? Like ‘the question mark kid’ the adult…[Read more]
Paul: Reading other people’s achievements is very exciting and rewarding. It also helps to read the strategies they used along the way. I noticed that many members are either PhD candidates or recent PhD graduates. Some are only a year or two into their first post-doc position. So, I’d like to give some advice to them. My advice would be to…[Read more]
Hello everyone! I’m Paul Stock and I am a professor in Economics at a private Christian University in Texas. I earned a PhD in Economic Education from Ohio University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Oklahoma City University. I am interested in networking with other college faculty in humanities. Since I have been tea…[Read more]
I received an email publicizing the position of Assistant or Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies and Online and Professional Education at Georgia Tech’s School of Modern Languages. I’m passing it along in case anyone here is interested.
I just saw this job posting:
University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School and the University Career Center are pleased to share a new opportunity for a graduate student career coordinator. The coordinator will be on the University Career Center staff and have their office located within the graduate school. This is a two-year…[Read more]
Hi fellow Connected Academics!
I just moved to California, which means my old job as an Educational Technology Specialist at Bryn Mawr College near Philly is vacant. Apply by January 31 on Interfolio.
I absolutely loved this job; this would be a good position for a PhD with some experience in teaching with technology and digital scholarship.…[Read more]
Hello everyone. My name is José Juan Gómez-Becerra. I am an assistant professor of Spanish at Eastern Kentucky University. I recently finished my Ph.D., summer 2018, at Arizona State University, and started my new position in month after, in August 2018. I was a Connected Academics Research Fellow for Arizona State University, and I had the p…[Read more]
There’s a Career Insights event on Friday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I don’t know more about it–I just happened to get an email–but I thought it may be of interest to some members of this group. It’s open to current students, according to the event info.
The MLA is looking for a development coordinator. This is more or less an entry level position and (if I am honest) it probably does not pay great, but it would be a good way to get your foot in the door of the development world (much of which does pay extremely well). I would think of it as a postdoc.
Under the…[Read more]
This is a story about how I landed a (part-time) high school teaching job at an awesome private school in Manhattan. I’m happy to talk more about the job itself (benefits and drawbacks) but in the spirit of what helped me actually FIND the job, here are the major strategies I found helpful in the process:
I’d always known I cared more about…[Read more]
Hi everyone! I’m Candace Cunard and I was in the latest Proseminar class (2017-18). I finished and defended my dissertation (on eighteenth-century British novels) at Columbia in May 2018, and have just survived my first month in a job as a part-time high school English teacher at a progressive private school in New York City (where I teach 2…[Read more]
I’m Molly Appel – I did the Connected Academics Boot Camp at MLA 2018. My blog for the Connected Academics site led me to an opportunity for a career exploration series with Interfolio. Here’s my first post:
This victory is a bit old, but I started my first post-PhD job in August 2017 (after defending in March 2017). I direct communications and run public programming for Temple University Libraries. I manage a team of two and a designer and will be adding to my team over the next few years. I really like the job, though it was definitely a…[Read more]
I’m Sara Wilson, and I’m a 2016-17 proseminar alum. I currently direct communications and outreach (including public programming) for Temple University Libraries. I got my PhD at Temple in 20th century British Literature. I’m always happy to talk about my job or hear what others are doing. Like Natalie, I’m about to write more about my…[Read more]
Let me be the first to share the news about my new (and now official, since I passed my trial period!) job:
A few months ago, at the end of my PhD at Princeton, I found myself facing a choice with an obvious right answer, but which was psychologically rather difficult (as I’m sure you can all imagine). I had been offered two great…[Read more]
Hi everyone! My name is Natalie and I just completed my PhD at Princeton in French literature (specifically hi to Brian — remember me from Urbino? Fun times!). At the end of my program, I had a few postdoc offers and had a campus visit scheduled for a tenure-track job in Alabama, but I really wanted to move to Paris to live with my husband, so t…[Read more]
Hi all! I’m Maria Seger, and I’m currently an assistant professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I finished my PhD at the University of Connecticut in 2016, and I was part of the inaugural cohort of the Connected Academics in 2015-16. I’m not committed to a lifetime on the tenure track, so I’m looking forward to learning…[Read more]
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