Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Hacking the Academic Job Market


Time: Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Virtual

In collaboration with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be presenting a full-day workshop titled “Hacking the Academic Job Market” presented by The Professor Is In. This is tailored for individuals who are interested in applying for faculty positions.



Karen Kelsky, PhD


Compendium of the basic advice every tenure track job seeker needs to know, from the ethos of the search committee to how to prep for an interview – all updated for the crisis conditions of COVID19.  Addresses what makes a competitive record, effective job documents, effective interviewing, and more, while coping with the turmoil on campuses and the collapse of academic hiring in the pandemic.

Interested? Register Here!


Day 1: Introduction to the Academic Job Market
Day 2: How to Write an Academic Job Application–Cover Letter and CV
Day 3: Interviewing and Campus Visits
Day 4: Negotiating Your Tenure Track Offer


Karen Kelsky, PhD has spent 15 years as an R1 tenured professor, department head, and university advisor. She has also had ten years of experience as an academic career coach. Karen tells the truth about graduate school, the academic job market, and tenure.


Kerry Hodak
Ohio Union Activities Board

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Kerry Hodak at or 614-292-0253. Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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