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HERC partners with experts in academia to provide valuable insight for your job search including tips for interviewing, overcoming bias, and succeeding in the academic workplace. Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess


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Get expert career advice from the authors of the "Academic Job Search Handbook," who will discuss the interview process for faculty positions. Authors Julie Miller Vick, Jenny Furlong, and Rosanne Lurie share how to prepare for preliminary or screening interviews, i.e. phone, Skype and conference interviews and what to expect from campus interviews including how to be most effective in this aspect of the job search. You will also learn what to do when you receive an offer.


Get expert career advice from the authors of the "Academic Job Search Handbook," who will discuss the application process, learning about job openings, and preparing CVs, cover letters, and other application materials.  Authors Julie Miller Vick, Jenny Furlong, and Rosanne Lurie provide a clear picture of the conventions of faculty hiring from the perspectives of both the institution and job seeker.  Learn effective uses of the Academic Job Search Handbook as a tool for developing effective job search materials for faculty positions and how to read a job announcement and tailor job search materials appropriately. 


Dr. Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Lecturer in the Education Department at Wellesley College shares practical insights about how to identify and determine proactively what resources and supports to cultivate at various stages of your academic career. Learn s strategy-based tool for increasing conditions for taking charge and thriving in your academic and leadership career goals.  Plus, understand how to optimize engagement with mentors, advocates, connectors, advisors, coaches, and targeted training in order to empower academics to increase opportunities for thriving in their careers. 


Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law and Hastings Foundation Chair at University of California, Hastings College of the Law, will introduce you to 4 basic patterns of bias and provide concrete tips successful women have used to effectively navigate workplaces shaped by subtle bias.  Williams has played a central role in reshaping the debates over women’s advancement for the past quarter-century and has authored or co-authored eight books, most recently What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know (co-written with her daughter, Rachel Dempsey), which provides “unabashedly straightforward advice in a how-to primer for ambitious women,” according to The New York Times Book Review. 


Thousands of academics have already migrated to the UK, Europe and other areas to develop their careers and experience rich academic and cultural offerings. If you have ever thought about working overseas or are looking for a new challenge, join Dr Eugene Clark, Distinguished Professor of Law and Senior Foreign Expert with the College of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and Dr Mitzi Waltz is Associate Lecturer in Autism Studies with Sheffield Hallam University in England, and a contract researcher with Disability Studies in Nederland in Holland as they discuss their experiences working abroad.


Susan Christy, Ph.D. helps jobseekers and new employees prepare for success in their jobs. Christy shares insights about academic culture, faculty-staff relationships, and best practices for success in working relationships on campus to help jobseekers understand academia, prepare for interviews, and hone your skills for success as a staff or faculty member.


In this webinar, Dr. Phyllis Brust, Director of the GCM HERC and the Dual Career Director at the University of Chicago, demonstrates approaches for academics and PhD students considering on-faculty positions including how to change the focus of the CV depending on the job and how to highlight your experience for faculty and non-faculty positions.  Plus, Dr. Brust will share tips for those who are considering teaching at a college or university for the first time.


Heather Sevener, an academic Advisor, Health Sciences Dept, College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago, presents a roadmap to interviewing for faculty positions on campus. Her tips and advice are essential for anyone interested in being a professor. Learn the process of interviewing for faculty positions, including the specific questions that are asked (and strategies to answer them) for candidates in all fields. Sevener also provides tips for giving job talks (lectures judged by search committees and others) and how to present yourself in the strongest possible light.


Thinking about teaching in a community college or just mildly curious? This webinar is for you. Rob Jenkins covers the two-year college job search from finding the right job to the application process to interviewing. The presenter addresses typical expectations for community college faculty, how to succeed and thrive as a faculty member and gives practical and important advice on career advancement.

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