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Do you have what it takes to get an academic job? 
9th-Sep-2009 03:37 pm
Eeyore
How does the Philosophy department of City College, New York (part of the CUNY system) make two new tenure-track hires from an applicant pool of 637? Lou Marinoff tells all to Inside Higher Ed.
For the Teal Deer contingent, here are the search committee's four criteria in the order Marinoff lists them:
1) PhD from a prestigious institution. (He says "institution," not department.)
2) Research and publication record. (Oh, and may your interests be, well, interesting.)
3) Ability to teach undergraduates a broad array of topics. (Don't be narrow!)
4) Grantsmanship. (He says "administrative service," but what they really want to see is your fundraising potential.)
Well, folks? How do you think you're going to stack up?

Yeah. Ri~ght. >_<

May the Force Be with You.
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9th-Sep-2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
There are two writers of mystery series who are professors (of English in both cases, I believe) and write lively, somewhat catty dissections of the internal politics of academic institutions. One is the late Carolyn Heilbrun of Columbia writing under the pseudonym Amanda Cross, though she was outed as the author quite awhile ago, and the other is Janet (or Janice, I don't remember) Dobson, who teaches at Fordham. I'm sure this list would surprise neither the authors or their heroines, who are academics in the English departments at fictional Columbia (in the case of Cross/Heilbrun) and fictional private co-ed college in or around Amherst, MA (in the case of Dobson); not sure if it's based on Amherst or is a composite of institutions.
9th-Sep-2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
Well, I have a government job, which pretty much says it all >_<
10th-Sep-2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
How do you think you're going to stack up?

Zero >_<
10th-Sep-2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
That was a rhetorical question. ^_~

Hey, you around?
10th-Sep-2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Give me 30 mins and I'll be on.
15th-Sep-2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Oh come now, m'dear. A little tail shakin' at the altar, and things'll go smoothly. *cackles*
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