Panel discussion set on careers
Vol. 17, No. 27April 16, 1998

Panel discussion set on careers

A panel discussion on "Exploring Faculty Careers in Higher Education" will be held from noon-1:30 p.m., Monday, April 27, in Rooms 209-211 Trabant University Center.

The program will provide an opportunity to hear from recent UD graduates who serve as faculty at various institutions as they answer such questions as:

How do I apply for an academic position?

How do I market my abilities, qualities and qualifications?

How do I prepare for the interview process?

What does an academic search committee look for?

What can I expect during the interview process?

What is it like to teach at a small, private liberal arts college?

Panelists will include Catherine Bentzley, AS '97 PhD, chemistry and biochemistry, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science; Shawn Christiansen, HR '97, human development and family studies, Pennsylvania State University- Worthington, Scranton, Pa.; Janet Manspeaker, AS '90 PhD, social and behavioral sciences, Cheyney University, Pa.: and Michael O'Neal, AS '97 PhD, science education, Loyola College, Baltimore.

It's estimated that 100 universities graduate more than 80 percent of the doctoral candidates in the U.S. each year, and more than 3,000 institutions, of many types, hire new Ph.Ds. Graduate education typically prepares students for research but seldom for teaching, advising, committee work, or other aspects of the faculty role at these institutions.

Light refreshments will be served. The program is cosponsored by the Center for Teaching Effectiveness, the Office of Career Services and the Graduate Student Association.

To register, send an e-mail to:

All CTE workshops are held in rooms that are wheelchair accessible. To request disability accommodations, please contact the center two weeks before the event by calling 831-2027 or sending e-mail to the address listed above.