Land A Job As A Visiting Faculty Member

by Diane M. Calabrese Persistence and luck play a big part in finding employment–of any sort. Put the emphasis on luck in a market characterized by scarce positions and abundant applicants. One veteran visiting faculty member has held seven past positions in the category. Yet the particular job-hunter continued to worry in August about being employed for the 2001-2002 academic year. Word-of-mouth–colleagues knew of hidden needs at colleges and universities–had helped bridge the way to a job in the past. Links established through demonstrated competence and goodwill in a series of previous positions might still land the seeker a job by […]
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