University of Birmingham, Wednesday 11 November 2009
G51, European Research Institute
1.00-‐1.30 Arrival and lunch
1.30-‐2.00 What jobs are there out there?
2.00-‐3.00 Writing your academic CV
3.15-‐4.15 Preparing for academic job interviews
4.45-‐5.45 Giving an academic job talk
5.45-‐6.00 Q&A About the workshop
The philosophy job market is incredibly competitive, so poorly presented CV, ill-‐prepared interview or misguided job talk will almost certainly ruin your chances. This workshop provides you with some guidance on how to present your qualifications and experience in a way that maximises your chances of success. The workshop will be led by Prof. Helen Beebee, with some help from one or two newly-‐ appointed staff who have recent experience of the job market. It is aimed at PhD students who are getting towards jobs; however, PhD sthink ahead.
We have a limited budget to reimburse your travel expenses if you are not at Birmingham or BCU. Please keep all receipts; we will give you a claim form on the day. Please note we can ONLY pay for public transport (no taxis) or private car mileage, up to a maximum of £10 per person/car.
Getting to the University
The easiest way is by train. From Birmingham New Street, take a train to University (the trains are normally heading for Longbridge or Redditch); the service is frequent and takes less than 10 minutes. The European Research Institute is a 5-‐10 minute walk from University station. See the campus map available at www.bham.ac.uk/documents/B2661_edgbaston_all_zones3.pdf; the ERI is building no. G3, on Pritchatts Road. If you come by car, the South Car Park on Edgbaston Park Road is a pay-‐and-‐display car park for visitors.
If you would like to come, please let Helen know (h.beebee (at) bham.ac.uk) by Monday 2 November.