“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 10—the interview (essays)

Another important area of concern will be essays.

This is safely divided into two:

1) Essay on a single topic from your diss.

2) Position paper on your view or one aspect thereof.

The point is to think creatively with your interviewers.

Have ways of talking about both essays. This is where ikebana comes in very very handy. Confused? See this post.

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