Heather Sevener presents a roadmap to interviewing for faculty positions on campus. Her tips and advice are essential for anyone interested in being a professor.
Learn the process of interviewing for faculty positions, including:
- Specific questions that are asked (and strategies to answer them) for candidates in all fields
- How the day is structured
- Advice for preparing for the day
- Tips for giving job talks (lectures judged by search committees and others)
- How to present yourself in the strongest possible light
Heather Sevener is a trainer and presenter with expertise including career development. She is an academic Advisor, Health Sciences Dept, College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago. Previously, she was the Associate Director for Graduate Services at the University of Chicago Career Advising and Planning Services (CAPS), where she provided career planning advice to advanced degree scientists for the last seven years. Heather has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Loyola University Chicago and a Master's degree in Biology and Biomedical Sciences (Plant Biology) from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a PhD candidate working on plant molecular evolution. She has been invited to speak on career planning by the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Harvard University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Heather wrote about her own experience leaving a PhD program for Science Careers.
Originally broadcast on Jan. 19, 2012 and sponsored by the following Regional HERCs: Greater Chicago Midwest, Metro New York & Southern Connecticut, Michigan, Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware, New England, North Texas, St. Louis Regional, Upstate New York and the Upper Midwest.
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