IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1427: Demystifying the Job Market: Applying and Interviewing for Academic Positions and Post-Doctoral Research Posts

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Graduate Student Committee, Medieval Academy of America
Organiser:Daniel J. DiCenso, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:James P. Wade, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
Abstract

Following the Graduate Student Committee’s roundtable discussion about transatlantic graduate study at last year’s Congress, this session aims to take up the difficult issue of entering the job market – whether for an academic position or for a post-doctoral research post. The session will lay out the peculiarities of applying to positions both in the UK and abroad. The panellists will consist of newly hired junior faculty members and post-doctorate researchers who can comment specifically on all aspects of the job-application process in the U.S., Canada, UK, Europe, and other countries.