Faculty job search reference

General

HKS: The unofficial job market handbook


CV

Just for fun:

Princeton Professor Johannes Haushofer CV of Failures

Prof. Jacques Dubochet's tongue-in-cheek CV


Cover Letter

Philip N. Howard: A Dozen Sentences That Should Appear In Your (Academic) Job Application Letter


Job Talk

Arthur Spirling: Job Talks

Philip Guo: How to deliver a great academic talk


Advice

John Cawley: Job Market Mentor-The Interdisciplinary Ph.D.

Professor David A. Patterson: How to Have a Bad Career How to Have a Bad Career in Research/Academia in Research/Academia

Matt Might: 10 easy ways to fail a PhD

Richard Feynman: The value of science


You are not alone

Phillip Guo: Reflections on my tenure-track assistant professor job search

New Yorker: The Pursuit of Beauty-Yitang Zhang solves a pure-math mystery

Richard H. Thaler's first job: One endnote that might offer some aspiration by Richard H. Thaler, 2017 Nobel Prizer winner in economics.

“Academic insiders might wonder how I landed a job in the Rochester business school after being a student in the economics department. Universities usually do not hire their own graduates. The answer is a long story, the short version of which is that I had been teaching at the business school while a graduate student, and when my first job fell through at the last minute, Bill Meckling, the school’s dean, offered me a one-year position as a stopgap measure, and I ended up sticking around for a few more years.”

Excerpt From: Richard H. Thaler. “Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.”

Allan Drummond: Today I received tenure at the University of Chicago, along with promotion to Associate Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.