Charting Your Course: Preparing to Navigate the Job Market

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Type: Workshop

Tags: Professional Development

Abstract

Pre-registration required | Limited to 40 people
Cost: Complimentary
Breakfast and lunch included 


Morning session:
Applying for Jobs at Teaching Institutions, or, So What Else Can You Teach?


This session offers academic job application insights from the perspective of teaching-intensive institutions, where the vast majority of hires occur.
This session covers:

  • Positioning yourself, during and after graduate school, to be competitive for jobs at teaching institutions, and optimizing your c.v. for these jobs
  • Decoding job ads and researching websites at teaching institutions
  • Crafting a cover letter that aims at a teaching institution’s priorities
  • Writing an attractive teaching statement
  • Achieving a balance between teaching and research in an initial interview
  • Successful teaching demonstrations and other aspects of campus interviews 
Keynote:
Jason Steinhaur, Director, Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Villanova University


Afternoon session: Federal Jobs Workshop


The Federal History Jobs Workshop presented by members of Society for History in the Federal Government (www.shfg.org) is designed to provide information and resources for individuals seeking employment in history-related fields in the federal government. Facilitators will discuss their career paths and answer questions about securing a federal job (guiding attendees through the USAJOBS system and the process of applying for positions)

Session Participants

Presenter: Elizabeth A. De Wolfe

Presenter: Eizabeth A. Duclos-Orsello, Salem State University

Presenter: Kristina Giannotta, U.S. Department of Defense

Presenter: Rebecca R. Noel