Job Clinic

Each year at the annual convention, the NeMLA Graduate Student Caucus hosts a Job Clinic, one-on-one 30-minute advising sessions for participants contemplating the job market, especially graduate students, contingent faculty, and adjunct faculty. Photographer: Derek McGrath

NeMLA Is Excited to Expand Our Professionalization Initiatives with the Job Clinic!

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus, these one-on-one thirty-minute advising sessions will be open throughout the Convention for anyone contemplating the job market, especially graduate students, contingent faculty, and adjunct faculty. 

Faculty members will meet emerging scholars one-on-one to advise them on CVs and Cover Letters and practice Mock Interviews.

Instructions for Mentors and Mentees Before the Convention

Pre-registration will open before the convention.

Instructions for Mentees

Bring hard copies of your CV and Cover Letter with you to the convention, and come with questions about revising all portions of your application and about the academic job interview process. Mentees working on Cover Letters or Mock Interviews must bring a copy of a job ad with them to the Job Clinic.

Publishing Mentorship Program

We are excited to offer the new Publishing Mentorship Program, in which we will pair senior faculty with emerging scholars in a similar research area. After meeting at the 2018 convention, the senior scholar can offer guidance throughout the year on an article that the emerging scholar is hoping to publish.  The arrangement would be at the discretion of the mentor and mentee, but the mentor might be willing to read a draft or suggest possible venues for publication.

Instructions for Mentors

If you are interested in being a mentor in the Publishing Mentorship Program, please email jobclinic@nemla.org by April 1. We also ask that you provide your affiliation (institution, department, job title) and areas of specialty so we can pair you up with someone in your field. 

Instructions for Mentees

If you are interested in being a mentee in the Publishing Mentorship Program, please complete the application below and email it to jobclinic@nemla.org by April 1. We also ask that you provide your affiliation (institution, department, job title) and areas of specialty so we can pair you up with someone in your field. Please note that mentees must be ABD or above in order to participate. Mentees will be asked to submit a brief report of their work in the mentorship in November.

Contact

Feel free to contact Claire Sommers, Professional Development Coordinator (jobclinic@nemla.org) for additional information.