At WE20, Yanfen Li, Nicole Jackson, and I created an on-demand session with answers to frequent questions about an academic job search. We weren't able to cover all aspects of the job search in detail during the 30 minutes. However, the slides are provided below and we will be hosting a follow-up Q&A on November 19 on Zoom. If you are interested in joining this call (and possibly future calls), please complete this sign-up form. You may also join the SWE WIA Slack and ask questions on the academic job search panel. There are lots of SWE members who have experience with the academic job search process who are active on Slack.
Session Description: Academic job searches are unique. Each application requires a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, and a teaching statement at a minimum. It can be a daunting task to create and update each of those documents for each university that you plan to apply to. This session will provide tips and tricks for managing the whole job search process from job post to offer letter. Whether you are looking for your first academic job or a mid-career job change this session will help you find resources and stay organized during a successful job search. The session will provide perspectives from the job candidate and the search committee. The goal of this session is to have a flipped interactive session, so come with questions about academic job searches.