Preparing to find an academic job in a changing job market: Opinion

September 16, 2021
The academic job market has changed over the last year, write Brian J Rybarczyk and Meredith Jeffers, and those who are looking for jobs should prepare for the job search process as if it is a research endeavor. The authors provide key insights on today’s job search environment, including that experience with online teaching is a lower priority for employers, while diversity is a higher priority. Rybarczyk and Jeffers advise applicants to prepare a thoughtful CV and cover letter, to create research statements that highlight their future vision, and to write teaching statements that demonstrate how they will interact with students. “The goal is to communicate your value, expertise and skills that will make you the ideal candidate,” conclude the authors. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)