Fall 2017 OAD Programming

Academic Job Market Preparation Events

The following programming and services are open to PhD students in years five and above. 

Academic CV and Cover Letter Writing Workshop for PhD Students
Friday, September 29, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Center for Career Education Conference Room (East Campus Building, Lower Level)

The academic curriculum vitae and cover letter are essential in the academic job search. At this workshop, learn how to demonstrate your accomplishments and relevant skills to search committees through these documents. Registration is required. To register, click here.

Teaching Statement Sprint: Part 1
Tuesday, October 12, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
212 Butler Library

Join the Center for Teaching and Learning for a workshop in crafting your teaching statement. Participate in idea generating exercises and explore resources available on and off campus. Registration is required. To register, click here.

Writing a Diversity Statement
Friday, October 13, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
212 Butler Library

In this workshop, the Center for Teaching and Learning will help graduate students craft a competitive statement as a supplementary document in a postdoctoral, grant, or fellowship application. Registration is required. To register, click here.

SAVE THE DATE: C3/LADO Faculty Recruitment Event
Monday, October 16–Tuesday, October 17
Network with faculty from liberal arts colleges to learn, about life research, and teaching at their respective schools. Attendees will have access to more than 200 tenure-track job listings at liberal arts colleges, and will be able to meet with visiting faculty to review their job application materials. Full details will be shared with you in the coming weeks. 

Job Materials Review
A team of professional reviewers will provide feedback on CVs and cover letters, as well as research, teaching, and diversity statements. Advanced PhD candidates in Arts and Sciences departments who wish to have their materials reviewed before meeting with C3-LADO faculty recruiters on October 17 in one-on-one sessions may email their materials to the Office of Academic Diversity at gsas-diversity [at] columbia.edu by October 5. All other materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Teaching Statement Sprint: Part 2
Thursday, October 19, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
212 Butler Library

Join the Center for Teaching and Learning for the second part of its teaching statement workshop. Graduate students will have the opportunity to work with other students to review and refine their teaching statements. Registration is required. To register, click here

Two-Day Mastering the Academic Interview Workshop
Day 1: Monday, October 30, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Day 2: Wednesday, November 1, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Seminar Room, 302 Philosophy Hall

Please join Dean Carlos J. Alonso for a two-part intensive workshop dedicated to preparing students for the academic interview. This workshop will lead students through exercises and mock questions to help craft thoughtful answers for the in-person interview. On the first day, students will practice answering questions on a range of topics, from their research agenda to their teaching objectives. The primary goal of this workshop is to help students become comfortable responding to questions that typically arise during the interview. On the second day, students will incorporate feedback to measure their progress. 

Capacity will be limited to ten students to ensure that all participants receive equal and adequate feedback. Registration is required. To register, click here.

Building Your Teaching Portfolio: Part 1
Thursday, November 2, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
212 Butler Library 

Join the CTL for a workshop on building your teaching portfolio. CTL will provide an introduction to the components of the teaching portfolio, and help you develop the table of contents and take inventory of items that you may already have. Registration is required. To register, click here.

Building Your Teaching Portfolio: Part 2
Thursday, November 9, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
212 Butler Library

Work with the CTL to develop a narrative for your teaching portfolio. Join other graduate students in peer review of the table of contents and one piece of evidence. Registration is required. To register, click here.