Job Clinic and Mentoring Circle

Thursday, March 21, 1-4 PM, Mezzanine 2

Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, 9 AM-5 PM, Mezzanine 4, 5, and 6

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 30-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. The Job Clinic will take place Thursday, March 21, to Saturday, March 23.

We will contact all Job Clinic mentors and mentees at the end of January with additional information, to ask for your scheduling preferences, and to confirm your areas of scholarship.

Instructions for Mentors and Mentees Before the Convention

Please pre-register as a mentor or mentee by logging into your account and choosing the "2019 Washington, DC, Job Mentoring Circle and Clinic" option under "Registration and Membership" by January 15, 2019.

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 50th Anniversary 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 the extended deadline February 25, 2019. 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 with your CV to jobclinic@nemla.org by March 1, 2019. Please 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 by December 1, 2019.

Special Event: NeMLA's Publishing Mentorship Program, A Look Back on Our First Year

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 3:15-4:30 PM
Gaylord National Resort, Cherry Blossom Ballroom

To mark the inaugural year of our new Publishing Mentorship Program, stop by and share your experiences to help us improve this program! 

Contact

For more information, please email Claire Sommers, Professional Development Coordinator (jobclinic@nemla.org).