“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, December 12, 2010

How to Get That Elusive Academic Job 6—the interview (basics)

Okay, so you have an interview. So they already think you're smart. So don't spend the interview proving you're smart. Spend the interview modeling what it would be like with you as a colleague.

This performance should be much more like talking with your Ph.D. colleagues at a writing workshop, than either teaching or talking to your adviser.

Don't talk up, don't talk down. Talk to equals.

Do you have your ikebana sentences? You will need them. The most pocket sized, accessible version possible.

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