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The Academic Job Talk

From The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Graduate Connections Newsletter:
Professional Development Network Tips

THE JOB TALK is perhaps the single most important thing you’ll do during an academic interview. On the basis of your presentation, you’ll be evaluated as a scholar, teacher and potential colleague. A dynamic talk is likely to result in a job offer, while a poorly organized, flat or uninspired presentation will almost certainly eliminate you from consideration. Here are some key points to consider as you prepare for an academic job talk.

Before the Talk

Different institutions and disciplines have different expectations about the length and format of the job talk. Make sure you know what is expected of you. Attend job talks in your department. Listen to how faculty members evaluate the talk, then figure out what works and what doesn’t. Use this information to guide your preparation.

Continued at: http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/cgi-bin/tomprof/postings.php

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