Careers: July 2005 Archives

The chatter level of grad students blogs is high regarding an article posted on the Chronicle of Higher Education's website with the title, "Bloggers Need Not Apply." Part of the closing argument reads:
Job seekers who are also bloggers may have a tough road ahead, if our committee's experience is any indication.

You may think your blog is a harmless outlet. You may use the faulty logic of the blogger, "Oh, no one will see it anyway." Don't count on it. Even if you take your blog offline while job applications are active, Google and other search engines store cached data of their prior contents. So that cranky rant might still turn up. The content of the blog may be less worrisome than the fact of the blog itself.

Several committee members expressed concern that a blogger who joined our staff might air departmental dirty laundry (real or imagined) on the cyber clothesline for the world to see. Past good behavior is no guarantee against future lapses of professional decorum.

The AAA jobs database is a great resource for finding jobs in anthropology. You can set up an automated mailing alert that notifies you when new jobs are posted. The most recent one I received are for two new tenure-track jobs in cultural anthropology at the University of Vermont and Ohio State University. The deadlines for both are this December (although I suppose if you send the applications in earlier, they might screen you at the AAAs, which can be both good and bad).

This is a reminder that the Woodrow Wilson International Center for
Scholars is currently accepting applications for its 2006-2007 fellowship
competition. The application deadline is October 1, 2005. Historians are
encouraged to apply. Eight historians are among the 23 fellows recently
selected for 2005-2006 fellowships.

Indiana University Gender Studies Search

The Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University - Bloomington announces a search for one TENURE-TRACK Assistant Professor to begin August 2006. For this position, we seek scholars working in transnational gender studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose transnational research focuses on the construction of sexualities and genders in their global iterations. The Department invites applications from interdisciplinary feminist scholars who are actively addressing core questions of gender and sexuality through ambitious research agendas and energetic teaching/mentoring on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants will be expected to assist in the development of the doctorate, teach core Gender Studies courses, and work collectively to develop the Department. Candidates must have prior teaching experience, preferably in Women’s or Gender Studies and must have their PhD by August 2006.

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