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MISCELLANEOUS

One of the most frustrating aspects of a higher education job search is timing. One institution may have completed the entire process before another even advertises an opening. Be patient, recognize that conducting a job search is difficult, and negotiate the process as best you can. Remember ...

NEXT STEPS

You have a job! Congratulations! Now it’s time to start thinking about all of the things you will have to do to prepare for your move, but first be sure to tell everyone you know that you accepted an offer! Things to Do  Thank your professors again for their assistance with your job ...

NEGOTIATIONS

The only moment more exciting for a candidate than getting an invitation to campus is getting a job offer from the dean. The recommendations below are intended to help candidates get the most out of their negotiations with institutions. Remember that frank and constant communication between both ...

AFTER THE INTERVIEW

You’ve interviewed on campus; now it’s a waiting game. Use this time to rest, get ready for your next interview, work on your dissertation, etc. Things to Do Send handwritten thank you notes almost immediately after your visit. Make sure to include everyone that you met, and don’t ...

THE INVITATION TO INTERVIEW

Few moments are more exciting for candidates than an invitation to interview. Congratulations! Someone’s interested in you! At this stage, you want to make sure you’re ready to reply to an invitation to interview in a professional, intelligent manner. Things to Do Be ready. You possibly ...

THE APPLICATION

Soon after position announcements come out, you will begin sending in your application materials. Have a system in place for tracking the status of your applications. Staying organized is key during this stage of the job search process. Things to Do Sort through the position announcements and ...

PRE-PLANNING

As a person interested in becoming an educational leadership faculty member, you have a variety of tasks that you must complete in order to get ready for a job search. These tasks range from writing your curriculum vitae and collecting letters of recommendation to mentally preparing yourself for ...

MAKE A SUBMISSION!

The UCEA job search handbook is intended to be a living document. The information in this handbook will only remain current and relevant if there is input from other diverse voices. UCEA encourages individuals and institutions to submit ideas or resources from their own experiences with the ...

CITE THIS

"McLeod, S., Brinson, K., Hackmann, D., Shoho, A., Johnson, B., & Collins, L. (2002). UCEA job search handbook: Tips and techniques for aspiring faculty. Retrieved [date] from the University Council for Educational Administration web site: http://www.ucea.org" The primary authors of this ...

UCEA Job Search Handbook

The UCEA job search handbook is an online resource for aspiring educational leadership faculty members and the institutions that prepare them. The handbook includes a variety of tips, techniques, and other useful resources and is intended to enhance the quality of the job search process for ...