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Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee: The Application Package - Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

In this session, a panel of faculty in the humanities and social sciences will discuss the faculty recruitment process from the search committee's perspective. Topics include what the search committee looks for in application documents (CV, cover letter, research/teaching statements), the screening process, and selecting candidates to interview.

- Candace Bailey, PhD, Professor, Music, North Carolina Central University (PhD '92, Music)
- Rodney Clare, PhD, Associate Professor, History, Elon University (PhD '01, History)
- David R. Long, PhD, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities, Durham Technical Community College
- Wahneema H. Lubiano, PhD, Associate Professor, Literature and African and African American Studies, Duke University

All graduate student and postdoc attendees at this event will be entered into a raffle to win a copy of Karen Kelsky’s book The Professor is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job. One copy will be given away at the end of the event; must be present to win.

This event is part of the 2015-16 Academic Job Search Series, co-sponsored by The Graduate School's Professional Development Series, the Duke Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions about this event? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at


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  • Professional Development