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Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee: Negotiating the Offer - Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

In this session, a panel of faculty members from the humanities and social sciences address common elements that can be negotiated when an offer is extended. They  also answer questions about common pitfalls in the process.


- James F. Kirkley, PhD, Associate Professor, Religion and Ethics and Chair, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Shaw University (PhD '89)
- Elizabeth Marsh, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University
- Mina Garcia Soormally, PhD, Associate Professor of Spanish, Elon University (PhD '07)
- Yang Claire Yang, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD '05)

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