Working on an Academic Job Search?

IMG_5962This is the time of year that academics and aspiring academics are working fast and furious on job search materials.  

Here are a few really great resources that will help you get started on preparing excellent materials without wasting a lot of time surfing for good advice:

The expert on job search documents is Karen Kelsky of The Professor Is In.  She has great tips on her blog for teaching and research statements, CVs, and cover letters.

Recently, The Professor Is In posted an excellent step-by-step post on cover letter writing  entitled “Those 12 Sentences: Evaluating Cover Letter Advice” that was in direct response to Philip N. Howard’s piece, “A Dozen Sentences,” that was featured in Inside Higher Ed.

One other recommended read comes from Ann Abbott who has served on search committees and wrote “Simple Tips for Academic Cover Letters” on her Spanish & Illinois blog with her takeaways on what makes for a good academic cover letter.

2009 Head ShotDarcy Lear is a career coach specializing in academic writing, job search documents, professional school applications, and interview preparation. For help navigating your career transition, contact Darcy:


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