Academic Applications to the US

29 May 2012, 12:15 - 16:00

University Centre Granta Place, Meade Room

For many years, the US higher education sector has been a desirable destination for researchers looking to pursue an academic career. And although it is not wholly different from the UK and Europe, the academic job market in the States has its own norms, cultures, and expectations – whether it comes to finding opportunities, applying for vacancies, or interviewing for them. This workshop will demystify some of these differences for the uninitiated, as well as providing some practical tips for those who already have some familiarity with the US system.

The workshop will include a Skype link-up with Dr Karen Kelsky, a real-life American academic who spent fifteen years as an R1 tenured professor and department head. Karen now works as a freelance adviser and consultant, helping researchers to navigate the US academic job market successfully and to get tenure. Check out her blog, ‘The Professor Is In’, as featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Lunch will be provided.

Booking is open to current postdocs and research staff only. Click here to register for this event.