On Staff | A Practical Guide to Starting Your Career . . .

On Staff | A Practical Guide to Starting Your Career . . .

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. . . A Career in a University Music Department

Author: Dr. Donald L. Hamann
Binding: Paperback
240 Pages
Dimensions: 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
Released: 21 June 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press

  • Written specifically for those seeking a music post in higher education
  • Provides numerous examples of documents, not only in the book but also through the companion website
  • Details the tenure and promotion process, provides keys to succeeding in a higher education environment, all towards a long, rewarding career.
  • Reveals the attributes administrators and search committees are seeking in a candidate
  • Includes provoking questions, created to help you prepare for these and related questions asked during an interview

A practical guide to starting a successful career in a music department in higher education, this book thoroughly details the application, interview, and negotiation processes. It offers a wealth of practical information on getting a post, your first days in the post, acquiring tenure and promotion, working with colleagues and administration, beginning your career, and learning about yourself in the higher education setting.

This book will show you how to:
--Organize your professional experiences in an eye-appealing and easily read CV
--Develop attention catching cover letters that avoid common pitfalls and instead create positive, lasting impressions
--Create meaningful teaching philosophies and research statements
--Acquire effective interview techniques by becoming aware of frequently asked interview questions, the nuances of interview apparel, dining etiquette, and recognizing what committees and administrators are looking for in a candidate
--Negotiate job offers effectively

And once you get that position, this book will show you how to keep it, to get tenure and promotion, and to be successful in your chosen higher education institution.


Chapter 1: Position Announcement Descriptions
Chapter 2: Preparing Your Application Materials: Applying for the Job
Chapter 3: Applying for the Job: The Process
Chapter 4: Preparing for the Campus Interview
Chapter 5: The Interview
Chapter 6: The Offer and the Negotiation
Chapter 7: Your First Days On Campus and Beyond


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  • Manufactured by: Oxford University Press
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  • ISBN: 9780199947041
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