You’re approaching the end of your training and you have decided, yep, academia is for you. Congratulations! I think it’s a terrific career choice. So how do you find a job? University websites. Look, there are only 31 colleges of veterinary medicine in the US, 4 in Canada, 4 in Australia, 1 in New Zealand,
Most interviews involve at least some time outside of a ‘formal interview’ setting. For vet school, this may be during a campus tour or a lunch. For internships and residencies, this may be during the hospital tour or as you are getting set for the formal part. Some programs may have a lunch period for
(This post was originally written as a guest post for Richer Life DVM. If you haven’t read her blog, you should. It’s a great resource about finances for veterinarians. And if you didn’t read it there first, it’s new to you!) In discussions among academic veterinarians attempting to recruit a new faculty member, salary is
Interviewing for a faculty position is exciting. You’re investigating an institution for where you may want to work, and they are investigating you. Interviews are also a recruiting tool- the institutions want you to come there, so they wine and dine you. Most faculty interviews will have at least one lunch and one dinner, and
I review a lot of research paper submissions. I enjoy it because I feel like I have some expertise to contribute and I feel I can help make submissions better. The peer-review system is an integral pillar of the research estate. It is one check of many to prevent bad research from being published. Realistically,
Let’s be clear at the outset: if I knew the answer to this question, I could be a millionaire. Untold numbers of consultants with MBAs try to answer this in the business world all the time and fail. There is no iron-clad way to make sure that the job you are about to take is
When going to an interview, often there will be a period where you go to lunch and/or dinner with people at the institution. Sharing a meal is a powerful point of connection for people, so this is often an important component of the interview. Unfortunately, it adds another layer of social dynamics which have to
Today’s post is from a mentee of mine whom I have known for almost twenty years. She has a daughter (who has now gone to college), and I thought she could provide a perspective on job searching with different family considerations to mine. Enjoy! I am a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist who recently completed a Ph.D.
This is it, the Big One. Probably the most important hour you spend during your interview, possibly the single most important determinant of you getting a job as a faculty member. The letter of application and CV just get you in the door and your references just prove you’re not a monster. The decision to
In contrast with vet school interviews, where the questions can be all over the place, the questions for faculty interviews are usually pretty similar. Here are the important ones I can think of. “Why do you want to work here?” This is almost always asked during an interview, often repeatedly by a variety of people.