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Preparing for the Academic Job Market:  An Interactive Panel for Doctoral Students

Cassidy Sugimoto, Laura Christopherson, Naresh Agarwal, Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Michelle Kazmer, Howard Rosenbaum, Barbara Wildemuth,Carolyn Hand and Elizabeth Liddy

ASIST 2011 Annual Meeting 
New Orleans, LA, October 9-12, 2011


Summary

The transition from doctoral student to assistant professor can be a challenging one for many students. The process is unfamiliar for many and presents unanticipated challenges and opportunities. The function of this panel is to provide an interactive platform for faculty members at all stages of their careers to provide advice and input for doctoral students nearing the completion of their doctoral work. This panel will provide valuable insight on finishing the dissertation, going on the job market, and beginning an academic career. The format will allow for participants to ask questions anonymously, questions that may be embarrassing to ask. The seven panelists represent all stages of the academic career: two assistant professors, three associate professors (including two associate deans), and two full professors (including one interim dean and one dean). The participants come from seven different institutions, representing two countries (U.S. and Canada). The panel will be of greatest use to those doctoral students at the end of their doctoral program, but may also be of interest to doctoral students beginning their doctoral work and new assistant professors.


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