Congratulations! If you are reading this you are either close to finishing your dissertation and ready to start preparing for the academic job market or you are taking the smart step early in your graduate school career of learning about how the academic job search process works and what it’s all about. In either case, you’ve come to the right place.
This handbook is designed to offer you a brief overview of the process of academic hiring, from the faculty search committee side as well as from the candidate side, as well as tips for best preparing your materials and yourself for the process. Much of the information in this handbook is taken from other, more comprehensive, sources, which are cited throughout the handbook and which we highly recommend also looking at as you research the job search process.