Not a Bad Gig: Academic Careers at America's Two-Year Colleges

Kate Stuart
August 14, 2015

Sponsored by the Graduate School, this workshop will explore the community college job market, examine the differences between two-year schools and four-year schools, explain what a typical community college faculty member does, and offer helpful hints and strategies for successfully applying and interviewing at community colleges. Led by popular Chronicle of Higher Education “Two-Year Track” columnist Rob Jenkins, this session is designed to be highly interactive and entertaining as well as informative. If you’ve ever thought about applying at a two-year college—even as a back-up plan—or wondered what it’s like to work there, this workshop is well worth the 90-minute investment.

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Wilson 126

Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/grad

Workshop for Ph.D. students and post-docs.

Register at: http://goo.gl/forms/B5GBKmtYJW

 

Speaker Bio:
Rob Jenkins has spent 29 years as a community college faculty member, program director, department chair, and academic dean. A well-known columnist and blogger for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rob is also a frequent contributor to other publications and the author of three books, including Building a Career in America’s Community Colleges. He has spoken about two-year colleges on campuses across the country: Cornell, Fordham, Brandeis, Emory, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, and The University of Utah, just to name a few. He currently serves as associate professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College, near Atlanta.