Thursday, August 05, 2004

Sociology Job Search Diaries

Many of you sociology bloggers at the stage of looking for a "real" job would be excellent candidates for this job advertisement. I'd like to read your job search diaries. You could get some cash for your blogging habits, too. See, maybe it does pay to blog.


The Career Network of the Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for
doctoral students in all fields who would be interested in writing a
year-long diary of their job search in 2004-05. I am editor of Chronicle
Careers, a Web site devoted to academic careers, the job market, and
nonacademic careers for Ph.D.'s.

I am looking for graduate students, A.B.D.'s, and Ph.D.'s who are going on
the job market starting this coming fall and who have a flair for writing.
It doesn't matter if it's your first time on the market or your fourth, so
long as you have an interesting story to tell. Over the last six years we
have featured the stories of more than 40 such job hunters, from different
fields, who wrote regular accounts of their attempts to find academic and
nonacademic work. You can take a look at their columns at

The good news: If you are selected, we'll pay you for each column you write,
$500 an article. Each piece should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words, and
should be written in a conversational, journalistic style. Humor is a plus.
The writers should be able to reflect on their own situation in the broader
context of the job market and academic culture. Many of our diarists use a
pseudonym; some write under their own name -- your call, but either way, I
will need to know your name, institution, and field.

To apply, interested students can submit a sample column (deadline: August
13) that would serve as the first published entry in your diary. Your first
column will appear in September or early October so try to keep that time
element in mind as you write. Please send the column in an email message to
me ( You can paste it directly in the email or
send as an attachment in Word. Based on those submissions, I will pick 8 to
12 columnists for the year. Each columnist would then write at least three
to four pieces over the course of the year.

Please feel free to check out our site, which is free to
everyone( And contact me if you have any
questions ( I look forward to hearing from you
by the August 13th deadline.

Denise Magner
Senior editor,
Chronicle Careers


At 7:23 AM, Blogger Goesh said...

Who knows, this effort may result in the Dictionay of Occupational Titles, the ol' DOT, listing more than one title for the occupation of Sociologist. The DOT suggests that Sociologists are mostly researchers and teachers and demographer types. There are ten (10) Deckhand listings. Least Sociologists feel left out, there is but one Soda Jerker listed, only one Snuff Drier listed and one Kelp Cutter.

Activist, Advocate, Guerrilla.........?

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