On Staff A Practical Guide to Starting Your Career in a University Music Department

ISBN-10: 019994704X
ISBN-13: 9780199947041
Edition: 2013
Authors: Donald L. Hamann
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

A practical guide to starting a successful career in a music department in higher education, this book thoroughly details the application, interview, and negotiation processes. It offers a wealth of practical information on getting a post, your first days in the post, acquiring tenure and promotion, working with colleagues and administration, beginning your career, and learning about yourself in the higher education setting.This book will show you how to:--Organize your professional experiences in an eye-appealing and easily read CV--Develop attention catching cover letters that avoid common pitfalls and instead create positive, lasting impressions--Create meaningful teaching philosophies and research statements--Acquire effective interview techniques by becoming aware of frequently asked interview questions, the nuances of interview apparel, dining etiquette, and recognizing what committees and administrators are looking for in a candidate--Negotiate job offers effectivelyAnd once you get that position, this book will show you how to keep it, to get tenure and promotion, and to be successful in your chosen higher education institution.Visit the comprehensive companion website at www.oup.com/us/onstaff

About the Companion Website
Preface
Position Announcement Descriptions
Introduction
Position Announcements
Type of Position
Tenure-track Positions
Non-Tenure-track Positions
Adjunct Positions
Renewal or Term Appointments
Special Hire Appointments
Replacement Positions
Visiting Professors or Visiting Artists
Artists in Residence or Distinguished Professor Appointments
Research Appointments
Targets of Opportunity and Endowed Positions
Rank
Duties, Responsibilities, and Qualifications
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications
Materials Requested and How to Apply
Type of Institution
Summary of Position Announcement Descriptions
References
Additional Job Listing Resources
Preparing Your Application Materials: Applying for the Job
Curriculum Vitae
CV Preparation Appearance
Creating Your CV: General Document Construction
CV Categories
Personal Information and Contact Details
Educational Background or Experience
Employment History or Professional Career Experience
Academic Positions
Performance Positions
Non-Music- and/or Music-related Experiences
Research and Creative Activity: An Academically Oriented CV
Research and Creative Activity: A Performance-oriented CV
Grants
Service
Honors and Awards
References
Other CV Inclusions
Summary: CV Preparation and Appearance
Other Application Materials
Cover Letter, or Letter of Application
Teaching or Educational Philosophy and Research Statement
Research Statement
Background
Research Agenda
Relevance
Transcripts
Letters of Reference
Selecting Individuals to Serve as Referees
Your Responsibility to Your Referees
Additional Reference Consideration Items
Audio or Audiovisual Recordings
Articles, Performance Reviews, Works Performed or Ready to Perform, and Other
Teaching Portfolio
Sending Unsolicited Materials
Electronically Shared Information Systems
Making Application for a University Position
References
Applying for the Job: The Process
The Application Submission and Review Process
Consideration To Make Application
The Application: The Clock Begins
Formation of a Search Committee
The Committee's Review, of Applicants' Materials
Getting to the Final Pool
The Telephone or Skype Interview
Physical Preparation
Mental Preparation
Additional Preparation
Procedures Following Telephone or Skype Interviews and Recommendation Calls
The Interviews
Final Meeting
Preparing for the Campus Interview
Preparing for the Interview
Gathering Information
Travel Plans
Interview Apparel
Presentation Preparation
Additional Considerations or Interview Preparation Sessions
Posture and Proximity
Eye Contact, Gestures, and Facial Expression
Vocal Production
Elements of Your Presentation
Energy Needs
References
The Interview
The Interview
Potential Interview Questions and Focus Areas
The Teaching and Learning Process
Ideals and Philosophy
Yourself and the Position
Research and Creative Activity
Directors and Deans
What Are They Looking for? Ability, Potential, Charisma?
What Qualities Are Valued by Administrators in Faculty Hires?
What Questions Should a Candidate Be Prepared to Answer?
Questions You Can or Should Ask
Interest Questions
Questions Pertaining to the Student Population
Questions Relating to the Stability of the Setting
Questions Pertaining to Faculty Benefits
Summary of Your Interview with the Director and Dean
Interview Attire and Punctuality
Interviewing and Dining
Post-interview Questions and Inquiries
Summary: The Interview
References
The Offer and the Negotiation
Questions You Should Ask upon Receiving an Offer
Teaching Load Assignment or Reduction in Teaching Load
Start-Up Package and Research, Creative Activity, or Teaching Support
The Offer and the Negotiation
Negotiation Steps
The Hire Letter
Summary
References
Your First Days on Campus and Beyond
Your First Days On Campus
What You Need to Know and Do before Classes Begin
Documents
Parking
University Identification Cards
Keys, Access to Office, Classrooms, Buildings
Your Office
Classes
Advising
Orientations, Retreats, and Meetings
Other
Summary
Tasks, Responsibilities, To-do List
Beyond Your First Days on Campus
Guiding Thoughts
Workload
Salary
Tenure
What Counts?
How Much of "What Counts" Do I Need to Be Tenured?
How Do I Know if I'm "On Track" Toward Tenure?
Where Can I Look for Tenure Guidance?
What Is the Process for Getting Tenure?
How Do I Prepare a Tenure Package? What's Included, What Should I Be Doing to Assemble Such a Package?
What Happens if I Don't Get Tenure?
If I Get Tenure at One Institution and then Take a Position at Another Institution Can My Tenure Transfer?
A Summary of the Tenure Process
Promotion
Research or Creative Activity
Teaching
Service
Politics
Collegiality
Communications
Work Ethic
Budgets
The Perfect Job
Summary
Developing Your Career
Academia and You
References
Index

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