CfPanelists: Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

Kathleen Comerford's picture

I am seeking participants in a professional development panel at the upcoming Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, in New Orleans, LA (16-19 October, 2014) on the topic of surviving the job market.  The panel will be geared toward sharing advice and experiences with graduate students and new faculty.  Participants will be asked to give a brief (5-10 minutes) presentation.  Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • how to target applications to get past the first cut
  • what do search committees really do?
  • how to deal with nightmares (being asked illegal questions, panicking during a presentation, handling travel cancellations, etc.)
  • interviewing while finishing the dissertation
  • interviewing while holding another job
  • trying to get the "right" research and teaching profile
  • what to do when your competition includes your friends

Please send any inquiries or responses directly to me at kcomerfo@georgiasouthern.edu by March 1, 2014.

Thank you.

Kathleen M. Comerford

Professor of History, Georgia Southern University