If the phrase “academic job market” makes you feel like this…
…you’re not alone. There’s no shortage of posts, essays, tweets, and columns devoted to how to position yourself on the job market: what to study, how to shape a CV, and what to say in a cover letter. The rules—both written and unwritten—can seem inscrutable.
That’s in part why, at NAASR’s 2015 Annual Meeting, there will be a no-cost workshop addressing the employment concerns of junior scholars. The title for the workshop, “…But What Do You Study?,” reflects the challenge faced by many junior scholars with an interest in theory and method when it comes time to talk about themselves, their work, and their scholarly interests with potential employers.
Participants will have the opportunity to work with more senior NAASR members, including both current and former department chairs from a variety of institutions. Through several activities (which you can read more about here), participants will be able to workshop practical and strategic job market advice with veterans of the hiring process.
Not a member of NAASR? No problem! This workshop is open to all, though preference will be given to those scholars at the “ABD” stage and currently on the job market. If you haven’t been to a NAASR panel before, fear not: we’d be happy to have you, too.
We hope you’ll join us in Atlanta!