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1 Patrice L. Jackson, PhD CIRTL Coffee Hour September 20, 2011 SCHOOL of PHARMACY

2 Prepare, prepare, and prepare. Be in contact with the Search Committee Chair. Interview schedule Presentation Who will be present, how long should your presentation be, and can it be research focus. Know some background information about the institution. Mission and goals (department you are applying to) Current new events (e.g. recent achievements) Be familiar with the faculty in the department. Their research goals, publications, and accomplishments. 2/1/2014 Patrice L. Jackson, PhD CIRTL Coffee Hour2 SCHOOL of PHARMACY

3 2/1/2014 Patrice L. Jackson, PhD CIRTL Coffee Hour3 InterviewerTime Dean30 mins Search Committee (3+ members) 1h 30 mins Chairman of Dept1 h President of University or VPs or Provost 30 mins Lunch1 h Presentation1 h Human Resources30 mins

4 Have an idea of the type of institution where you would want to work. Teaching intensive Research intensive Good balance between teaching and research Postdoc??? Where, With Whom, and How Long Have an expected end to your postdoc training and communicate your career plans with your advisor. SCHOOL of PHARMACY 2/1/20144 Patrice L. Jackson, PhD CIRTL Coffee Hour

5 Start to put together your academic package. Academic CV Teaching philosophy statement Letter of Intent Philosophy of Scholarship Teaching Portfolio Research Plan SCHOOL of PHARMACY 2/1/20145 Patrice L. Jackson, PhD CIRTL Coffee Hour

6 Build your network of collaborations NOW!!! There is no such thing as a one man band in research, you MUST collaborate. Communicate with Persons in your current department and/or university. Researchers in the field. Professional meetings. SCHOOL of PHARMACY 2/1/20146 Patrice L. Jackson, PhD CIRTL Coffee Hour

7 Have a MENTOR! This person should be someone you trust and whom can walk you through the job search, the interview process, the contract negotiation, the tenure and promotion journey, the day to day life of a professor, and so much more. Finally enjoy the moment. You are stepping into a rewarding career in academia. SCHOOL of PHARMACY 2/1/20147 Patrice L. Jackson, PhD CIRTL Coffee Hour

8 Online/PDF Books: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, 2 nd Edition Training Scientists to Make the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Developing Programs in Scientific Management Entering Mentoring SCHOOL of PHARMACY 2/1/20148 Patrice L. Jackson, PhD CIRTL Coffee Hour


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