LINKS ABOUT THE JOB MARKET
t e s t i m o n i a l s
A piece on the 2003 MLA Convention in San Diego (for Student Affairs Online). Cremins has a keen eye
focused on the everyday, things to keep in mind if you want to stay sane at such a convention.
Gideon Lewis-Kraus (for The Believer magazine)
A piece on the 2003 MLA Convention in San Diego: Hunter S. Thompson meets Language Scholars in
Suits. Reading this piece, you get the clear sense that intellectual knowledge production is
going on despite the MLA's annual convention. "The morning panels begin at 8:15, but
we sleep in; I'm told the morning panels tend to be ill-attended, as are the night panels, and most of
the afternoon panels, as well."
In case you weren't following Invisble Adjunct's blog (offline in Spring 2004), a quick
quip on the annual convention.
a d v i c e / r e s o u r c e s
Academic Career Wiki
A place to find/compose advice about the job search. Most useful on this site (in past years) has been the "have you heard?" page on
which job seekers publicize (anonymously) news about which schools have made interview calls, invited candidates to campus, and made job offers.
An incredibly thorough list of things to think about at every stage in the process.
Philip Gerard (written for the AWP)
Another "how-to" covering the basics, from what to wear to what to say. Gerard writes
"In that case, you'll have about half an hour inside that interview room to
form an opinion about where you want to live & work for the next several years.
So pay attention."
Useful advice on what to expect, look and plan for – aimed at job-seekers in Germanics. Hess
also has an
outstanding list of questions that demystify the interview process.
Do's and don't for both the interviewer and candidate. It's refreshing to realize
that everyone at the table has a role, and you're probably not the only one who is new to it.
A comprehensive set of links and resources designed with the critical communication studies scholar in mind (but useful for others).
American Studies at U of Maryland—Job Resources
Checklist and potential interview questions.
l i s t i n g s
of Higher Ed (US)
of Commonwealth Universities (UK)
(Canada Assoc. of Univ. Teachers)
360 (Links to the above and other resources)
Frames (Advice for ex-pats)
Links (for jobs worldwide)