IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 403: 'Many a labour, many a greet emprise': Early Career Options for Graduate Students and Recent PhDs - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 7 July 2008, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Graduate Student Committee, Medieval Academy of America
Organiser:James P. Wade, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Jennifer A. T. Smith, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles

Following the Graduate Student Committee’s roundtable discussion at last year’s congress on the intricacies of applying and interviewing for academic positions, this session aims to broaden the scope of enquiry by looking at a range of career options available to those entering the current job market. The session will consider the multitude of possibilities within the standard career routes of tenure-track/permanent positions and post-doctoral fellowships, along with other options such as temporary teaching posts, archival and museum work, and other non-traditional academic jobs. Panelists will consist of academics in various fields of employment who can comment specifically on their experiences on the job market.

Participants include Nicolas J. Bell (The British Library, London), Mary Flannery (J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles), and J. Patrick Hornbeck (Fordham University).