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01/29/10
Academic Position. Very nice interview PUI
Filed under: Interviewing, Mentoring, First Year on Job, Post-docs
Posted by: site admin @ 9:10 am

When a blogger encounters excellent contributions
we can’t help but want to share it.  Chemjobber
did this in an interview of an assistant professor
at a principally undergraduate institution.  A
couple of take-aways for me:

-  take time to assemble a first class application
          get input from people you know, from people
             at comparable institutions and career
             consultants who are experienced and willing
             to do a insightful reading of your documents
          contents:  cover letter, transcripts, CV, research
              proposals, letters of recommendations,
              teaching philosophy
          be sure your commitment to teaching and
              working with students comes through strongly
 -  Tailor each application specifically to the school
and kind of department to which you are applying.
  -  Apply to several positions after doing considerable
detailed research on the institution, the department and
its teaching and research organization and distribution,
its facilities, and its reputation as a place to commit to.

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