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PhD Career Development Workshop

PhD Career Development Workshop

Drs. Emily Chamlee-Wright, Elbert H. Neese Professor of Economics at Beloit College and a Senior Research Fellow with the Mercatus Center, and Steven Horwitz, Charles A. Dana Professor and Economics Department Chair at St. Lawrence University and a Senior Affiliated Scholar with the Mercatus Center, semi-regularly host a career development workshop for PhD students on or preparing to enter the job market. This two day workshop is is titled "Discovering Your Inner Liberal Educator: How to Create a Successful Career as a Teacher-Scholar" and is designed to prepare advanced graduate students for obtaining and thriving in an academic job, with a special emphasis on teaching-oriented schools.

Most recently, the workshop met during the spring semester of 2013.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1 -

Taking a liberal education (and our role in fostering it) seriously (9:00-10:15)

The difference between a good lecture and a great lecture (10:30-11:30)

Learning to teach with your mouth shut (11:45-12:30)

Designing a syllabus (and a course) that fosters liberal learning (1:30-2:15)

Designing writing assignments that foster liberal learning (2:15-3:00)

Mock Interviews (3:00-4:30)

Day 2 -

Cover letters, CVs, and Teaching Statements that get you the interview (9:00-10:15)

Scholarship (10:30-11:30)

Navigating a classical liberal identity in the Academy (11:45-12:30)

Job Talks (1:30-3:30)

Panel: Tradeoffs in an academic career (3:30 -4:30)

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