Job Clinic

Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14

Omni William Penn, Exhibit Hall

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 register for "NeMLA's Job Mentoring Circle" by January 31, 2018, at We will contact you closer to the convention to schedule a time.

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 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.


Feel free to contact Claire Sommers, Professional Development Coordinator ( for additional information.