Program on Academic Job Application Review for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

The AEESP Student Services Committee is organizing an Academic Job Application Review Program to take place in Summer 2012. The Program will link student and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in applying for academic jobs with faculty members who will provide individualized advice to strengthen academic job applications. Approximately 50 students and postdoctoral scholars benefited from a similar program during the AEESP 2011 Conference; this year’s program will be conducted entirely online through email, phone, or teleconference correspondence.

Student participants will interact with professors from different institutions to receive comments on their draft documents that comprise an application for a faculty position as well as to get perspectives on job expectations. Participants are asked to prepare and submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement in one pdf file. Faculty members are asked to be available to review two or three applications in as much time as their schedule permits.

The Committee opened registration in mid May to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and is soliciting faculty members to serve as volunteer reviewers. Further instructions will be provided upon registration. Program registration is limited to 40 participants with application packages. All interested students and reviewers are asked to respond to the Committee ( by June 15. Review sessions are expected to be completed by July 31.


The Student Services Committee