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Ladies and Gentlemen,

At ICFA 38 in March 2017, for the SCIAFA sponsored session, scholar and author Kathryn Hume will be giving a two part talk on preparing for the academic job market. She will offer detailed advice on the documents required for job applications, the interview process, and more. I highly recommend attending both parts of the talk.

In addition, Kathryn Hume has generously offered to look over job application documents and offer feedback and suggestions, as well as meeting with people for half hour face-to-face discussions during her free time at the conference.

She asks that if you are interested in feedback you send her CV, a letter of application, a teaching philosophy, a dissertation description/abstract to her email address at:

She will begin reading through these documents starting Dec 10th. And she will get back to you with feedback as soon as possible.

For more information about how to put these documents together she recommends you take a look at her book Surviving your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities PhDs.

I have heard great things about the kind of feedback she provides and the insight she offers during the face-to-face meetings, so I highly recommend you take advantage of this opportunity.

When we are closer to the conference and the schedule has been released, I will begin signing people up for face-to-face meeting time slots. If you will be sending Kathryn Hume your documents and are interested in scheduling a face-to-face meeting please email me at so I can compile a list of interested parties.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.


Amanda Rudd
SCIAFA Representative