We are very keen to have as many people involved as possible!
We are currently recruiting mentors and candidates for the 2017-2018 year. The program consists of one-to-one matching of a candidate with a junior faculty member. The mentor-candidate pair videoconference with each other 2-4 times between October and December. The meetings are open-ended, but suggested topics include the candidate’s dossier, strategizing about what jobs to apply for, and preparing for interviews. Candidates also have the option of being grouped into support teams with three other candidates, where they are encouraged to communicate via email and videoconferencing. The program is deliberately flexible to accommodate each participant’s aims and circumstances.
If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please send us your information via this mentor form. The criteria for serving as a mentor are that you (a) currently hold a permanent academic post and (b) have had job market experience at the junior level in the past seven years. There are no geographic constraints. We will begin matching on the first of September, 2017.
If you are interested in participating as a candidate, please send us your information via this candidate form. Please fill out this form only if you are going on the market in autumn 2017 and are prepared to fully participate in the mentoring program. Currently there are no geographic constraints on participation. We are not sure whether we will be able to accommodate in the program everyone who submits this form, but we will try! We will begin matching on the first of September, 2017.
Please email us if you are interested in joining the steering team or advisory team or if you are willing to give us your feedback about how to structure or expand the program. We’d love to hear from you.