Skip Navigation
HERC Career Blog

[WATCH] Succeeding at the Academic Job Search in the Sciences

By Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
January 3, 2017
An image of a scientist working in the lab.

Elizabeth LeClair, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at DePaul University (Chicago) provided an insider's view as to who gets hired for academic positions in the sciences at teaching institutions and how applicants can prepare. Topics included, but were not limited to, application preparation, interviews, why the dinner is especially important, how to stand out, whether you should send additional materials with the application (the response may surprise you), what to do if your teaching experience is limited and who gets interviews. Her candid responses are enlightening. This webinar is essential for those applying for academic positions at teaching institutions. Note: Other institutions may have different policies regarding topics including negotiation and the two-body problem and jobseekers will need to decide for themselves how best to approach such issues. Attendees described this webinar as "inspiring." 


Thinking about your next career move?

Check out our latest job postings or create a free account to save job searches, upload your resume, and get daily job alerts.


Find your Ideal job.
Be found by your ideal employer.
Set up custom job alerts and upload your resume
Create Your Account Log in to Your Account
Higher Ed Career News

HERC Higher Ed Careers SmartBrief

Designed specifically for the jobseeker, the HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief is a FREE, daily e-mail newsletter. By providing the latest need-to-know industry news and information, HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief saves you time and keeps you smart.&nbsp;Click&nbsp; <a href=''>here</a> to subscribe.
  1. Tips for seeking a job outside of academia

    19 Jan 2018 13:11:03 CST
  2. How tenured faculty can keep their careers fresh

    19 Jan 2018 13:11:03 CST
  3. Let go of these ideas to find career happiness

    19 Jan 2018 13:11:03 CST
All Employers

Featured Partner logo