Job Clinic

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

Please email jobclinic@nemla.org by January 31, 2018, to let us know whether you would like to work on CVs, Cover Letters, or Mock Interviews. Choose as many as you like with your order of preference. Please also provide your affiliation (institution, department, job title) and areas of specialty so we may pair you with someone in your field.

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. 

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 and Mentees

Please write to jobclinic@nemla.org by March 15, 2018, if you are interested in participating in this program. 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.

Contact

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