S201. Reports from the Field: Recent Candidates Discuss the Academic Job Hunt

Grand Salon B, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Five candidates: two with tenure-track jobs, one with a term position, one pursuing a fellowship, and one on the market for the first time, relay their unique experiences navigating the academic job market. This panel offers advice covering all stages of the job search. We discuss missteps made, the potential problems marginalized candidates face, the decisions that went into the positions chosen, and what we wish we'd known before we began.


LaTanya McQueen is the current Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow at Cornell College. She received her MFA from Emerson College and her PhD from the University of Missouri. She is the author of the forthcoming essay collection, And It Begins Like This.

Stephanie Devine is the former editor in chief of New South and a PhD candidate at Georgia State. Her work has appeared in Louisiana Literature, NANO fiction, Columbia: a Journal of Literature and Art, The Austin Review, Joyland, Pembroke, Atticus, Cheap Pop, Fiction Southeast, and Glassworks.

Ryan Habermeyer is the author of the forthcoming short story collection, The Science of Lost Futures. He earned his MFA from the University of Massachusetts and PhD from the University of Missouri. He is assistant professor at Salisbury University.

Nick White's recent novel is How to Survive a Summer. His fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Hopkins Review, Guernica, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at The Ohio State University.

Sara Eliza Johnson is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in poetry, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and two Winter Fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her first book, Bone Map, won the 2013 National Poetry Series. She teaches at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

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