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Academic Career Week – Are you looking for an academic job?

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3 Oct 2011
to
7 Oct 2011
Thomson House : 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

Academic Career Week - Are you looking for an academic job?

Designed for PhD's, Academic Career Week will provide mentoring from faculty who have recently defended, sit on hiring committees and offer help with negotiating your job offer. If you need help with building your networking skills or your teaching portfolio and writing your academic CV or cover letter, come join us at the Thomson House Ballroom.

Academic Careers Week 2011 Roster:

Effective Job Talks & Academic Interviews Panel

Monday, October 3, 2011 from 12:00 noon -1:30 pm

The Art of Academic Networking for PhD's Presentation

Monday, October 3, 2011 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Strategies for a Successful Thesis Defense Panel

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Teaching in the Middle East Panel

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Academic CV and Cover Letter Writing Presentation

Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Building Your Teaching Portfolio Presentation

Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Negotiating Your Job Offer

Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Women in Academia Panel

Friday, October 7, 2011 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

[to view the speakers at this event and their bios, click here]

 


Effective Job Talks & Academic Interviews Panel
Monday, October 3, 2011 from 12:00 noon -1:30 pm

Hear what faculty have to say about the academic job market, get tips on the application process, how to best position yourself to get interviews and job offers, and what to do if your luck is running out. The format will be brief presentation followed by Q & A.


The Art of Academic Networking for PhD's Presentation       
Monday, October 3, 2011 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Are you a PhD student looking to make your next important career jump and want to get an edge on the competition? Are you doubting your social abilities in the process and dreading having to sell yourself and your skills? Then learning how to make the right connections through The Art of Academic Networking for PhD's is for you.  This presentation will include topics on where astute PhD candidates and researchers can go to network with individuals in their field and find opportunities to advance their research and career goals. You will discover the ins and outs of this specific networking culture, how to network effectively and with ease, and avoid the most common pitfalls that will hinder your success.  Learn to be savvy and sharp in any networking opportunity.  Draw on the experience of expert advice, learn the sophisticated art of social networking for PhD's, and discover why luck is when skill and opportunity come together.


Strategies for a Successful Thesis Defense Panel            
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

You managed to write that thesis and now it boils down to your oral defense. Find out how to impress your committee, avoid common pitfalls and enjoy your moment of glory.


Teaching in the Middle East Panel                                                      
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If the academic job market is saturated in North America and Europe - perhaps teaching in the Middle East could provide the teaching experience you want. Hear what faculty  have to say about their experiences teaching in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Israel. Learn about the recruitment packages, living conditions and how it might impact your teaching career.


Academic CV and Cover Letter Writing Presentation
Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

What difference does style make in a cv and cover letter?  Are academic cvs and cover letters different from ones designed for the business world or private sector?  What should I include?  What should I leave out?  The goal of this session is to provide you with strategies for making a positive impression on a potential employer by presenting a clear, professional and convincing cover letter and cv.


Building Your Teaching Portfolio Presentation                         
Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop will help you to approach your teaching as a graduate student with an eye toward strategies for documenting the many aspects of your teaching and effectively communicating your pedagogical skills to academic hiring committees.  The session will include a presentation, an opportunity for you to begin drafting your teaching statement, a list of resources, and a question and answer period.


Negotiating Your Job Offer                                                                      
Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Often, once an individual receives a coveted job offer, the hard work really starts. Negotiating the tenets of a job contract can be a stressful and daunting experience. There are a number of reasons that people are unsuccessful in negotiations or even fail to negotiate. In this presentation, I will use an interactive format to give attendees a head start when faced with job negotiations. The focus will be on learning some basic concepts in negotiation as well as how to overcome some of the barriers to successful negotiations.


Women in Academia Panel                                                                 
Friday, October 7, 2011 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

How does a career in academia fit into your vision for your life?  Is it possible to have an academic career and have a family?  Can you have a fulfilling academic career if you choose not to be a professor?  How can you communicate to a partner, friends, and family what it's like to be an academic? If you have considered these or other questions, please join us for what we hope will be a dynamic and inviting session.  Drawing on their diverse experiences as women in academia, the session will feature panelists in different disciplines and at different stages of their academic careers.  A part of the session will also be dedicated to addressing your questions and comments.  Men and women are welcome.


Registration required through myFuture as space is limited.   From your homepage, click on the Events tab followed by the Workshop tab and keyword ACW 2011.

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