On the Job w/ the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.
By Sweetland DRC
This podcast is a limited series released by the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. Hosts Nupoor Ranade and Wilfredo Flores examine the job market by talking with scholars who just went through the process! Graduate students about to move into this period between PhD and the Tenure Track, Postdoc, or Alt-Ac are welcome!
Welcome to the fourth episode of the On the Job w/ The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative podcast! Hosts Nupoor Ranade and Wilfredo Flores continue the interview series by speaking with Dr. Sara Doan, assistant professor of technical communication at Kennesaw State University.
In this interview, Sara talks about her experiences working the first year as a tenure-track faculty member in an R2 university, and what research and teaching looks like in this setting. Sara also discusses her approach to working smarter and not harder and how to maximize the productive interplay between conference presentations, comps exams, literature reviews, and article drafts. She also chats about managing the dissertation workload, offers tips about Skype interviews, campus visits, and job talks, and talks about the value of making a floral wrap dress (with pockets!).
Names of the resources that Sara mentioned are listed below. To learn more about Sara's work, please see her faculty page, and you can also follow her on Twitter. Head over to the Sweetland DRC website to find a transcript of this and other episodes, and stay tuned for the next interview!
Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis by Joan Bolker
Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching by Rebecca Pope-Ruark
Welcome to the third episode of the On the Job w/ The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative podcast! In this interview, hosts Nupoor Ranade and Wilfredo Flores continue the conversation about the job market with guest Dr. Jason Tham, who is an assistant professor of technical communication and rhetoric at Texas Tech University.
In this interview, Jason talks about switching up workflows when transitioning to a tenure-track faculty position, setting clear expectations when entering into the market, and remembering that the process will take time. Jason also chats a bit about approaches international students can take when entering into the job market, as well as some resources for the job application process.
Links to the resources Jason mentioned are below, and to learn more about his work, please see his website. You can also follow him on Twitter, and head over to the Sweetland DRC website to find a transcript of this and other episodes. Stay tuned for the next interview!
Links to resources mentioned in the interview:
● 2018 ATTW career workshop handout
● Karen Kelsky’s “Quick and Relatively Painless” Guide
● International Researchers Consortium at CCCC
● CCCC Non-Native English-Speaking Writing Instructors (NNESWIs) Standing Group
Welcome to the second episode of On the Job w/ The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. In this interview, hosts Nupoor Ranade and Wilfredo Flores talk with Dr. Jack Labriola, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Technical Communication & Interactive Design Department at Kennesaw State University, about his recent experiences on the job market and what came after. Jack also talks about the value of setting a work schedule and dealing with workloads, the balancing act of the first year as a tenure-track professor, and the ins and outs of social media during the job market season. You can find Jack on LinkedIn or Twitter, and head over to the DRC website for a transcript of the show. Stay tuned for more!
Welcome to the first episode of On the Job w/ The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. In this interview, hosts Nupoor Ranade and Wilfredo Flores talk to Dr. Michelle McMullin, Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University, about the job market, not working alone (in a way that works best for you), and not comparing workflows with others. So in the language of Dungeons & Dragons, let's roll initiative and get into this episode! You can follow Michelle on Twitter, and for a transcript of this episode, please visit the DRC website. Stay tuned for more!
Welcome to On The Job w/ the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, a limited podcast series from the Sweetland DRC.
In this introductory episode, hosts Nupoor Ranade and Wil Flores, 2019-2020 DRC fellows, run through some of the details about the show, a bit about who they interviewed, and who this show is for. You can probably guess by the name, but this podcast is a candid review of different folks’ experiences on the job market specific to writing, rhetoric, and technical communication. The episodes are full of great advice from a variety of scholars in different positions, so there’s something for everyone here.
Head on over to the Sweetland DRC’s website to read a transcript for this episode and to see what we’re up to. Be sure to subscribe for more, and we hope to hear from you on social media (@SweetlandDRC). Stay tuned for more!