Navigating Job Searches for Academic Positions

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 10
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. write effective cover letters and CVs
  2. develop compelling research and teaching presentations
  3. strategize productive campus visits


This session will provide participants with information on how to successfully navigate the application and interview processes when pursuing academic positions in school psychology training programs. Topics covered will include the hiring process for academic positions from the perspectives of both the applicant and search committee, identifying potential positions, preparing application materials, making the most of interviews and campus visits, how to weigh and negotiate offers, and what to do if the applications are unsuccessful.



Bryn Harris, University of Colorado Denver
Lindsay M. Fallon, University of Massachusetts Boston
Ethan R. Van Norman, Lehigh University
Kathrin E. Maki, University of Florida


Amanda Sullivan, PhD


Letter to Supervisor

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