S2E4 – Becoming a Faculty Member

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Season 2, Minisode 4: Becoming a Faculty Member

In our fourth iteration of the miniseries, Blaire discusses a popular topic: what it takes to become a full-time tenured faculty member. It is not a backup plan, it requires a doctoral degree, and you need to have teaching, performing, and academic service experience. Luckily, Blaire takes us through the nuts and bolts of writing your teaching CV and the process of gaining necessary experience. Take a deep breath. It can be tough to succeed in such a competitive job market, but there are ways to take control of your journey.

Host: Stephen Biegner
Guest: Dr. Blaire Koerner, IML Assistant Director
Mixing, Mastering: Stephen Biegner
Intro & Incidental Music: Stephen Biegner
Outro Music: Alexa Silverman
Transcript: Emma Gierszal


Here’s where we got our census data.

Click here to read the full Higher Ed article about the dip in conferring doctorates.

And here’s the Atlantic article: The Ever Tightening Job Market for PhDs.

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Current Students – can sign up via Handshake

Alumni – email bkoerner@esm.rochester.edu

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