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  Careers in Teaching Conference
Date:   Friday, December 2, 2011
Time:   9:00am - 5:30pm
Sponsor:   Stanford English Department
Event details:  

Careers in Teaching Conference

December 2, 2011
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall



9:00 Coffee

9:30-11:00 Session I: Choosing a Career Path: Beyond the Ph.D.


Michelle Karnes, Stanford University


Adam Casdin, Horace Mann School
Scott Lankford, Foothill College
Patricia Roylance, Syracuse University
Susee Witt, Branson School

In this session, panelists will discuss their own experiences choosing a career after receiving a doctorate from Stanford. The session will identify various issues one might consider when choosing a career path and how to find the career best suited to each person.

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-1:00 Session II: The Experience of Teaching in a Private School or Community College


John Bender, Stanford University


Eric Chandler, Kent Denver School
Sara Hong, Diablo Valley College
Valerie Ross, Castilleja School
Giles Scott, Crossroads School

This session will emphasize the daily experience of working in either a private school or community college. It will explore such topics as: the sort of teaching that different positions require, the student body one can expect to work with, work load, and working conditions.

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 Session III: Applying for Jobs in Community Colleges and Private Schools


Jennifer Summit, Stanford University


Jonathan Ball, Director of School Services, Carney, Sandoe, & Associates
Tom Hurley, Diablo Valley College and President of the Association of
Departments of English
Bridgett Longust, Dean of Teaching and Learning, Menlo School

This session will address the logistics of getting a job in a community college or private school, including such matters as: when and how to apply for jobs, how to learn about job openings, what potential employers look for when hiring, and how an applicant with a Ph.D. can make himself or herself most competitive for these positions.

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 Breakout Sessions and Private Consultations

The panelists will be available for consultations with conference attendees.

5:30 Reception

Please see the event page for further details.

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