Robert Niebuhr's picture
February 15, 2020
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Political Science, Modern European History / Studies, Literature, Humanities


I am seeking colleagues to join me in forming a panel for the 2020 ASEEES Conference in Washington DC.  I want to have a panel that talks about the job search in the humanities (especially since the conference theme is "Anxiety and Rebellion").  My idea is that this would be an open discussion by scholars across disciplines and rank who have served on search committees in the recent past.  The submission type will be a roundtable, with the hope of drawing folks who can talk about several topics from various perspectives (see below for the rules of roudtable).

My idea is that as a group we can help recent/forthcoming Phds on the job market and folks who might be looking to switch at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank.  Topics of discussion might include:

1.) Crafting successful cover letters - what NOT to include

2.) Navigating statements of inclusivity/diversity

3.) Successful teaching statements / evidence of effective teaching

4.) Ideas for a successful Zoom or video interview

5.) Success during on-campus visits

If you might be interested in joining me on this please reach out before 15 February (the deadline for submissions). 

Conference Information: Washington Marriott Wardman Park from Thursday, November 5, to Sunday, November 8, 2020.
Roundtables have the following rules:

Roundtables must have: a Chair; and minimum of 3 to maximum of 5 roundtable speakers. Being a roundtable speaker does not count as a "paper" presentation. While one role per participant is strongly preferred, the chair may serve also as a roundtable speaker, if necessary, but in such a situation, there must be at least 4 roundtable speakers.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Robert Niebuhr, Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University

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