Careers in academia
June 11 to June 13, 2012
American Institute of Mathematics,
Palo Alto, California
and Sally Koutsoliotas
This workshop This workshop will focus on preparing
each participant for a successful career as a mathematician at a college
or university. Beginning with the hiring process, a thorough discussion
of the various elements of the application packet will take place in the
context of each participant's materials. Working individually with experienced
faculty, participants will review and refine their cover letters, C.V.,
research, and teaching statements. This will be followed by activities
related to the interview. The primary goals of the workshop are to develop an
understanding of the hiring process from the institutions' perspective,
to refine the application packet, to learn what to expect during the
interview process (including the job talk), and to prepare for negotiating salary
and start-up packages.
Additional time will be spent on aspects of the pre-tenure years including
the development of a research program, writing grant proposals, and mentoring
research students. The three-day workshop will consist of one-on-one work
with experienced mentors, small group discussions, critique of written materials,
plenary sessions, and time for individual work and consultation.
Material from the workshop
A list of participants.
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.