6.S897 Academic Job Search


Graduae Level
Units: 2-0-4
Prereqs: permission of instructor
Instructors:  Prof. Saman Amarasignhe (saman@mit.edu), Co-Instructor Deanna Montgomery (dmont@mit.edu)
Schedule: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30, room 4-231
This seminar is intended for EECS senior graduate students and post-docs who plan to enter the academic job market this Fall.  The seminar will explore what it is like to be a junior faculty member and what it takes to get a faculty job. You will hear from multiple junior faculty how they managed to successfully navigate the job search and from the MIT EECS search committee members on how the search process works internally.  We are also inviting search committee members from multiple universities for an “Academic Career Fair Day”. You’ll get to hear from them and possibly have short one-on-one “pre-interview” meetings with some. The EECS Communication Lab will conduct interactive workshops on the components of a faculty application. You will be required to complete multiple projects including writing a CV, research and teaching statements, giving oral presentations on your research, and participating in other academic job market-related activities.