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Going on the Academic Market


for Members

Going on the Academic Market

Monday, May 10, 2010

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Science Alliance


This workshop, presented by a career counselor with ten years of experience counseling graduate students and PhDs, covers all the pertinent aspects of preparing for the academic job search. The session will be divided into two parts:

Part 1 – CVs, Cover Letters, and Other Critical Documents

If you’re planning to go on the academic job market this fall, begin preparing your documents now! You never know which parts of your application package the search committee will see first and weigh most: CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching philosophy, letters of reference, and more! Come to this workshop to learn how to create a graphically pleasing and dynamic package that will help propel you to the next step…the interview!

Part 2 – Academic Interviews

Whether your first face-to-face meeting is at a conference interview or on a campus visit, you need to know what to expect and how to prepare. Come to this workshop to learn strategies for your job talk, chalk talk, and teaching demonstration, pointers for conversations with faculty and deans, and pitfalls to avoid in these critical interviews!


Laura Stark Malisheski, PhD

Office of Career Services, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Laura Stark Malisheski holds a PhD in neuroscience from Yale University and completed post-doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania before making a transition to career counseling. She has ten years experience counseling graduate students and PhDs through the challenges of graduate study and into careers, both within and outside academia. Laura specializes in working with those seeking academic faculty positions and those considering career transition beyond academia.

In addition to career counseling, Laura coordinates an extensive line-up of career events for graduate students and presents many career and professional development workshops. She has spoken at numerous professional conferences, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, and the American Chemical Society and has written career articles for media outlets such as and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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