The do's and don'ts of communicating with a prospective academic employer

Kim Petrie
January 22, 2014

An alumnus recently inquired about the appropriate way to follow up on a faculty job application. His question was a common one: "How, and when, do I follow up on my application for an academic faculty position?" Like many applicants, he was trying to walk the fine line between showing genuine interest in the position and being a pest.

Questions like this, and other common academic job search etiquette, were addressed in a recent blog post by Gene Fant for Vitae, The Rules of the Game: An FAQ for the Heart of Hiring Season. Fant offers solid advice about the do's and don'ts of job search etiquette in academia.