How can I make my work experience relevant for a job in academia?
August 12, 2013 1:09 AM Subscribe
I am in need of some help... I've just completed an M.A. in Anthropology, I'm trying to pull together a CV for a job teaching as an adjunct professor or community college professor. I don't have professional teaching experience, even though I've got loads of experience teaching to my peers in graduate seminars. (I'm also not sure how to convey that, other than in a cover letter.) I've got some of my written work (Academia.edu), and one of my presentations on YouTube. I'm in the process of revising some other papers to put on Academia.edu... Hoping, I suppose, that displaying my work will make me a better candidate. Now, here's the question: How can I make my existing (non-teaching!) work experience relevant to applying for academic jobs?
Graphic Designer (current)
Data Entry, Accounting
Disney World cast member (quick service food & beverages) - twice
Production manager for documentary
Intern/Assistant Editor for a fashion-centered editorial press agency
Art Director & Photographer for a small indie film
Other (unpaid) experience:
Elected board member for a small museum, where I help plan and run events, discuss & vote on various decisions at meetings, keep up community relations, and work on developing an exhibit that is in the future (within a year, hopefully)Also, a related question: Should I include "M.A." after my name? It seems kind of braggy to me, and less impressive than "PH.D" - but is it something that people usually do in this case?
Here's what I've got on my resume:
*sigh* ...This is all very new to me.
posted by ScarletLark to work & money (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite