Not a Bad Gig: Academic Careers at Two-Year Colleges
Rob Jenkins, Georgia State University Perimeter College
Everyone knows the higher education job market is...challenging. But did you know two-year colleges make up about a third of the market? For that reason alone, master's and doctoral students interested in academic careers should at least consider applying at two-year colleges. But there are other good reasons, too, especially for people who enjoy teaching and working with underserved students. This workshop, led by an expert on two-year colleges, will explore the pros and cons of two-year college academic careers, empowering participants to decide for themselves whether this route appeals to them. It will also cover the mechanics of applying to and interviewing at a two-year college, along with expectations and opportunities for two-year college faculty.
SPEAKER BIO: Rob Jenkins has spent over 35 years at five different two-year colleges in four states, as a faculty member, a department chair, and an academic dean. For 15 years, he wrote the popular "Two-Year Track" column for The Chronicle of Higher Education, to which he still contributes occasionally. He is also the author of six books, including Building a Career in America's Community Colleges and Welcome to My Classroom. Rob currently serves as an associate professor of English at Perimeter College of Georgia State University, in metro Atlanta.
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- The community college interview by Rob Jenkins
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and The Graduate School at Duke University.
Professional Development, Professional Adaptability, Teaching and Mentoring, & College Teaching Workshops