CANCELLED - Job Talks

11 July 2012, 09:00 - 11:00

Alison Richard Building, ground floor, SG2

We regret that this event has been cancelled. 

This workshop is jointly organised with the Careers Service and is targeted at postdoctoral researchers. Particiants will be able to practise and get feedback on academic job presentations.

Selection processes for most positions, whether in or beyond academia, require you to do some form of ‘job talk’: a short presentation to a mixed audience about your aptness for the role. You may be asked to make it directly relevant to the job description, or do a talk about your own work. You can create your own group in order to practise (and should do so), but this session provides you with a non-threatening and supportive audience of peers and some more senior colleagues, who will also give feedback.

You can choose to be either a speaker or an audience member. All ‘non-speakers’ will be expected to play the role of observers and to provide feedback, so please come prepared to participate whichever role you perform.

The job interview panel will consist of Dr Hallvard Lillehammer (Philosophy) and Dr Carrie Vout (Classics).

If you choose to be a speaker, please email pdocahss@careers.cam.ac.uk by Wed 4 July with the following information: the advertisement for the post that you are practising for, and a note of the brief for the talk.

The speakers will talk for 20 minutes each. Each talk will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. After the talks + Q&A, the invited senior academics will give advice on coping with this type of exercise.

Registration is open to current postdocs and research staff only. Click here to book a place for this event.