Sunday, May 18, 2008

I don't want to sleep, I just want to keep on

The thing that I (periodically) worry about the most is finishing my PhD without having anything to head on to. I mean that's the worst case scenario, but it'd be pretty bad.

Fortunately, today my google groups reminded me that the fellowship/one year appointment applications are never done. There's a:
Anyway you get the point. By next Mid-May I hope to have something lined up. But, if it hasn't worked out there's still at least some of stuff to apply to now that starts in the fall.

-- Second Suitor

5 comments:

Tim Hadley said...

I graduated from Lawrence University in philosophy. I didn't continue studies in philosophy after my BA, though I often wish I had. If I had done so, I think I would have jumped at the opportunity to go back and teach at Lawrence, even in a short-term capacity. Yes, a longer-term appointment elsewhere (especially a tenure-track one) would probably win out over a two-year gig at Lawrence, but I love the school and the department, and as I think my goals would have been more teaching-oriented than research-oriented, it is the kind of place I would have hoped to end up.

philo said...

I think I'm done with the job search process for Fall 08. I've got a few adjunct gigs lined up for the fall and I'm defending my dissertation shortly. Won't be graduating for a while though....

It is scary to be venturing out of the secure confines of grad school without a full-time position lined up, but such is life (at least, right now). Will be spending a good deal of time this summer retooling my application materials for the Fall 09 job season.

It might be worthwhile to discuss here what others think should be involved in revising one's application materials...

Ross Cameron said...

And don't forget the two one-year positions at Leeds:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/YZ235/Lecturers/

Anonymous said...

What are the rules for applying to teach in the UK, if you're just a regular old American? I've looked at a couple of applications and they all have a question that says "are you allowed to work in the UK"? My frist response is, How the hell would I know? I'm not a lawyer. So I say "yes, I think so, I mean I'm American and lots of Americans work in the UK," but I haven't gotten a reply for any jobs and maybe it's because I should know better what to say.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

For UK work, I would suggest that you just mention that you're a US citizen, so you'll need some sort of visa. I seem to remember the UK jobs I applied to all made strange assumptions in their application material, asking for things like my UK health insurance number and other things that I clearly didn't have. But I was shortlisted at two of the jobs anyway.

I don't know if they'd be as interested in going through the administrative hoops of getting a visa for a one-year position, but you might as well apply and mention this relevant fact.