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Pursuing Jobs Beyond Academia: Tips From Entomologists in the Field

Written by: Sarah Elzay
Published on: Nov 10, 2022

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Sometimes the academic job application process feels like a marathon, but without the benefit of half a banana and a too-large tee shirt at the end of the race.

In my quest to join the hallowed halls of academia, I have spent months perfecting the following documents: cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement, proof of teaching excellence, and a personal statement. For each application, I then alter each document to fit the institution and job posting.

And, then I usually wait several months and never hear from the college or university.

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