Academic job interviews – where to find advice on the web
Although this is, above all, a history blog, it is also a space to reflect upon academia more generally.
A decisive aspect of every academic’s career is applying and interviewing for jobs. Several digital resources from university websites to private blogs offer advice.
Here is a far from complete list of (helpful) links in different languages:
- “Applying for an academic job” (University of Nottingham): https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/careers/phd-students/applying-academic.aspx
- “How to apply for an academic job” (Jobs.ac.uk Ebook): https://www.jobs.ac.uk/enhanced/careers-media/how-to-apply-for-an-academic-job-ebook.pdf
- Sumita Mukherjee’s personal experiences interviewing for academic jobs in India and Britain: https://sumitamukherjee.wordpress.com/
- “What Nobody Tells You About the Academic Job Interviews” by Rachel W. Gammons: http://www.ala.org/rt/nmrt/news/footnotes/february2014/what-nobody-tells-you-about-academic-job-interview
- Sample Interview Questions (Princeton University): https://careerservices.princeton.edu/graduate-students/exploring-options-outside-academy/non-academic-job-search-toolkit/interviews/sample-questions
- “The #Facepalm Fails of the Academic Interview” by Karen L. Kelsky: https://theprofessorisin.com/2011/11/29/the-facepalm-fails-of-the-academic-interview/
- “How to shine in an academic interview” by Steve Joy: https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/feb/07/prepare-academic-interviews-top-tips
- “Career advice: how to prepare for an academic interview” by Kevin O’Gorman and Robert MacIntosh: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/career-advice-how-prepare-academic-interview
- “Academic job interviews” by Vitae Careers Research and Advisory Centre: https://www.vitae.ac.uk/researcher-careers/pursuing-an-academic-career/applying-for-academic-jobs/academic-job-interviews
- “Wie bewerbe ich mich als Akademiker?” von Vera Schankath: https://www.academics.de/ratgeber/bewerbung-akademiker
- “Das Bewerbungsanschreiben von Akademikern” von Vera Schankath: https://www.academics.de/ratgeber/anschreiben-akademiker
- “Fallstricke bei E-Mail-Bewerbungen” (Karriere SPIEGEL): http://www.spiegel.de/karriere/bewerbung-per-e-mail-haben-ihre-tuecken-a-950368.html
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