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  •  I disagree re: high school teaching (1+ / 0-)
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    peregrine kate

    As a frequent member of tenure-track hiring committees for a top-100 liberal arts college, I have to say that having high school teaching experience will most certainly not help a candidate applying for an academic position.  Though I don't personally agree with this, there's a very strong bias against high school teaching in the higher-ed job market.

    When we look at applications (typically 150-300+ for a tenure-track position, depending on the field) the first thing we look at after the basic qualifications (Ph.D., etc.) is teaching experience. Candidates must have experience teaching students like ours, ideally in an institution like ours. High school doesn't count at all, and with many search committee members it will actually count against you. If you're subbing to pay the bills, it's best to leave it off the academic c.v. unless you are applying for jobs in an education department.

    Fair? No. But that's reality in today's academic job market.

    "Take it easy-- but take it!" --Woody Guthrie

    by Mr Green Jeans on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 06:40:10 AM PDT

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    •  substitute teaching can help pay the bulldog (0+ / 0-)

      while you are landing that tenure track job or endowed chair and you can always shave those crap jobs off your CV unless newly minted PhDs now include their wait jobs on their CV

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