How to Get and Keep a Job at a Small College

How to Get and Keep a Job at a Small College
Organizers: Andrew McCall, mccalla@denison.edu; Rich Niesenbaum; Rachel Goodman
Tuesday, August 5, 2008; 8:00 PM-10:00 PM; 203 C, Midwest Airlines Center

Description: Are you a graduate student or postdoc considering an academic career at a small college or university? Do you have a love for teaching and ecological research, but want to do both well? Many of us are trained to be productive researchers at primarily research institutions, but often we leave graduate school having no idea how to get a job at a small college or university. If you would like to understand how small schools hire, how professors juggle research and teaching early in their career, or are just plain curious about the academic life at small colleges, this evening session is for you. Join us for a discussion led by professors at small institutions. A panel of college faculty will answer questions regarding the processes of grad school preparation, hiring of faculty, tenure application, and getting funds for faculty/student research. We will then have small, “break-out” sessions where a group of participants team up with each faculty member to answer questions in more depth.