Faculty and administrators from Bates College, Dickinson College, and Williams College will be visiting to recruit potential faculty across a wide variety of disciplines. These three institutions are part of a larger consortium of more than 20 liberal arts colleges (known as LADO) with an interest in recruiting talented new faculty. Across this consortium of schools, there were ~ 115 tenure track faculty openings last year, and there are ~125 tenure track openings currently being advertised for the 2015-16 academic year (along with roughly two dozen fellowship and post-doctoral opportunities). We encourage graduate students and postdocs, even if they are not yet on the job market, to attend. This is an opportunity to learn about careers at liberal arts colleges generally, and to get specific advice about how to prepare for the application process in advance as well as when you are actually ready to enter the job market.
8:30-8:45 Welcome by Jackie Royster, Georgia Tech
8:45- 9:00 Introduction to LADO (Liberal Arts with Diversity Officers) by Mike Reed and Crystal Williams)
- LADO member institutions
- List of tenure track openings and other opportunities
9:00-10:30 Panel Discussion: Building a Career at a Liberal Arts College
- What’s it like to teach at a Liberal Arts College?
- Am I expected to and can I develop a strong research agenda?
- What would be my relation to the institution?
- What kind of life could I have?
10:30-12:00 Breakout Discussions by Disciplinary Areas
- How to prepare for applying down the road?
- How to apply? What to expect?
- How to target positions (specialization of degree vs departments at LACs)
- How to write research proposals for LACs
- Pallavi Jayawant, Associate Professor of Mathematics
- Crystal Williams, Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Professor of English
- Lynn Johnson, Associate Professor of Africana Studies
- Mike Reed, Vice President for Institutional Initiatives
- Jeannie Albrecht, Associate Professor of Computer Science
- Leslie Brown, Associate Professor of History
- Protik Majumder, Director of the Bronfman Science Center, Professor of Physics
- Lee Park, Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Chemistry
- Karen Swann, Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity, Professor of English
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, College of Sciences, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services, in collaboration with representatives from LADO colleges, Emory, and Georgia State.