Author Archives: Sue Geller

Preparing for an Interview: Questions by Sarah Ann Stewart Fleming, Belmont University

Whether you have been invited for a phone interview, an interview at the Joint Meetings, or an on-campus interview, one can never be over-prepared. Carefully consider the questions listed below and how you would answer each question. It might be … Continue reading

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Negotiating salaries and other benefits by Sarah Ann Stewart Fleming, Belmont University

Negotiation following a job offer is often an enigma. Do you negotiate? If you do negotiate, what do you negotiate for? Salary might be the first thing that jumps to mind when negotiating but there are other factors to consider … Continue reading

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Help at the Employment Center at the San Diego Meetings

The Joint Committee on Employment Opportunities runs a help desk at the Joint Mathematics Meetings each January, this year in San Diego.  We’ll be there next week 10-5 on Wednesday and Friday, January 9 and 11, 2013.  We help with … Continue reading

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Cardiod to Cardiod, Advisee to Adviser

Summer has past, fall is upon us, and it’s time for another job search season. This is the perfect time to sit down with your adviser and honestly discuss the types of jobs you want to pursue and how to … Continue reading

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No Really, I Do Want This Job …

No really, I do want this job… Show them you really want the job. That’s the title of a recent advice column by David D. Perlmutter in the Chronicle of Higher education. (http://chronicle.com/article/Show-Them-You-Really-Want-the/132281) In this economy, your response might be, … Continue reading

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Summer Meditations by Sharon Garthwaite

Another academic year is over, and summer is here. This is the perfect time to study for quals, read papers on the arXiv, and contemplate your future. Aiming for academia? Intending Industry? Guessing you’ll do government work? Now is the … Continue reading

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The People You Meet During a Campus Interview

The following is contributed by Sharon Garthwaite, another member of the Joint Committee on Employment Opportunities. Congratulations! You’ve been invited for an on campus interview at an academic institution. This is both an exciting and terrifying prospect, as this is … Continue reading

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The Employment Center at the JMM

Registration for the Employment Center at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) 4-7 January 2012 is now open.  The link to the instructions is http://www.ams.org/profession/employment-center/app-info This is a great place to interview for jobs, mostly academic but some industrial and governmental … Continue reading

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Applications for Academic Jobs

Job hunting for academic and non-academic jobs have many similarities but are enough different that I’m going to separate them for the purpose of this blog. Each job ad will have information about submitting applications. Many are the same but … Continue reading

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School has started

School has started for many people, which means that it is time to get started thinking about applying for jobs for next year. This can be a daunting prospect in the current job market. But there are steps to take … Continue reading

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