You have almost completed your dissertationùwhat will you do after you defend it? You are just entering a graduate programùis there an academic career for you? What does it take to find and secure a job as a full-time college or university faculty member? What do institutions look for in recruiting new faculty? How should you prepare yourself in your pursuit of your first academic position? Authors Karen Sowers-Hoag and Dianne F. Harrison answer these questions and more that haunt graduate students throughout their degree programs. As a guide, Finding an Academic Job explores a range of issues surrounding the process of finding employment in an academic setting: surveying the market, preparing credentials, marketing oneself, job hunting, negotiating an offer, and issues arising in a dual-career partnership. Across disciplines, students in graduate programs and those considering entering graduate programs, faculty advisors, placement officers, career counselors, and others who work with and mentor budding professors will find this book invaluable.