Charting Your Course: Preparing to Navigate the Job Market

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

Type: Workshop

Tags: Professional Development


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 
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 ( 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