Job Seekers’ Meetings for English and American Studies
Applying for Academic Positions in Literature Departments: Application
Wednesday October 20th, 12:30-2:00pm in Mansfield Cooper 4.05
EAS Job seekers’ meetings are designed to provide advice and guidance
on the practical aspects of applying for academic jobs in English
and/or American Literature departments across the UK and worldwide.
The first meeting will be held on Wednesday of next week, and will
focus on the paper materials that you submit with a job application.
We will discuss:
– searching for academic jobs on the MLA job information list,
jobs.ac.uk and other databases
– the formatting and style of an academic cover letter
– the writing sample
– creating an academic c.v.
– putting together a teaching portfolio
You’ll be able to see examples of current academics’ cover letters,
resumes, and writing samples, as well as to ask any questions you
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