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  • 1. The Academic JobSearch: Some Insightsinto the ProcessLa Verne Hairston HigginsGarry AdamsMike RyanWendy KramerJames DulebohnAOM Placement Services
  • 2. Overview Vital Statistics The Process Academy Interviews Campus Interviews Helpful Hints Questions
  • 3. 2012 AOM PlacementApplicants (applicants to jobs) 2012 – 948 (2.65) 2010 - 723 (2.50) 2009 – 676 (2.6) 2008 - 319 (1.85)Positions 2012 - 358 2010 -289 2009 – 260 2008 – 172 (as of 2 August 2012)
  • 4. Faculty Trends AACSB Study 2011-2012 503 US schools Management Discipline Rank Percentage Professor 31.6%Associate Professor 26.8%Assistant Professor 27% Instructor 14.6%
  • 5. Faculty TrendsAACSB Study 2010-2011 503 US schools Management DisciplineAcademic Year All Ranks 1996-1997 15.2% 1999-2000 16.2% 2007-2008 16.7% 2008-2009 17.0% 2009-2010 20.3% 2010-2011 26.4%
  • 6. Applicants Registered on AOM (as of 2 August 2012) Job 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 TypeStrategy 276 189 294 259 208OB 291 177 286 288 187HR 172 141 205 190 117Int’l 166 99 284 44 98Entrep. 162 142 173 166 143OT 139 82 174 217 94
  • 7. Management Jobs by Category on AOM (as of 2 August 2012) Job Type Year - 2012 Applicant to Job Ratio Strategy 99 2.1 OB 76 2.46 HR 53 2.21International 42 2.33Entrepreneur 65 2.2 OT 30 3.13
  • 8. Entering the Academic Job MarketGrad Students 0% Pre-comps 10% Comps completed 22% Proposal accepted 23% Collecting data 31% Waiting to defend 4% Dissertation defended
  • 9. The Process: First StepCreating Your Vita Education & Degree Progress Research Published In Progress Academic Activities Teaching Experience & Evaluations Work Experience Honors & Awards
  • 10. The Process: Step TwoSelf Assessment of PersonalGoals & PreferencesInterviewing at National &Regional ConferencesRegistering on Job SitesPractice Interviews/Job Talks
  • 11. Job PacketsShould include all of the basicinfo requested by departments(electronic or printed) Cover Letter (vary by application) Vitae Dissertation Overview Other Writing Samples Research Philosophy Teaching Philosophy with Evaluations Separate Letters of Recommendation (vary by application)
  • 12. Sources for Academic Position InformationAOMRegional ConferencesChronicle of Higher EdHigheredjobs.com 205 as of August 2, 2012School/Discipline websitesInternational sites (akadeus.com)
  • 13. The Process: ConferencesBefore Contacting Schools Telephoning/Skype/Emailing Sending vita/job packets Mock InterviewsDuring Contacting Recruiter Telephoning Conference intranet/e-mail Meeting at sessions/social events/”Always On”
  • 14. The Process: Conferences AOM Placement Services Boston Marriott Copley Place 3rd Floor Friday Noon until Tuesday Noon Full Day Placement Office Hours 8 am – 5pm
  • 15. Recruiters Decision to Interview(Survey by Nancy McIntyre & Mary Jo Jackson) Degree Status – 86% Compatibility – 80% Teaching Experience – 77% Quality of Publications – 73% Reputation of Degree-granting Institution/Advisor – 75% Number of Publications – 54% Gut Feeling – 53%
  • 16. Decision to Invite to CampusApplicant fit (87%)Degree Status (85%)Teaching Experience (84%)Quality of publications (83%)Compatibility to job opening (76%)Reputation of degree-granting institution (72%)Number of publications (68%)“Gut” feeling (53%)
  • 17. The Process: Campus Visit Interviews/Faculty Meetings Presentations Research Teaching Networking / Socializing Two-Way Assessments of “Fit”
  • 18. The Job OfferSubjects for Negotiation Salary Research support (81%) Number of courses/preps 42% release time Travel for Research/Conferences(94%) Technology (70-80%) Moving Expenses Summer Funding 45% summer teaching 71% summer research support
  • 19. Mean Salary Trends - ManagementAACSB Study 2011-2012 503 US schools 2008- 2009- 2010- 2011- 2009 2010 2011 2012 New PhD 101.8 105.7 112.3 100.1 By RankAssistant 103.1 104.4 108.0 106.8Instructor 65.3 67.4 68.5 70.0
  • 20. Helpful HintsBe realistic about constraints &deadlines when evaluating offersBe comprehensive when negotiating,and get it in writingBe careful playing offers against eachotherBe open with significant others aboutthe decision-making processUnderstand the impact of salarycompression
  • 21. Helpful HintsDo your homework on faculty,department & universityPractice interviewsDiscuss your preferences &options with family & advisorsWatch what you say and do(manage perceptions)Ask about research & tenureexpectations
  • 22. Questions?