CfPanelists: Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

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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 by March 1, 2014.

Thank you.

Kathleen M. Comerford

Professor of History, Georgia Southern University