Applying for Academic Jobs and Building an Academic Career
Arlo Caine is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at California State Polytechnic University Pomona who obtained his PhD at the University of Arizona in 2007. In the 11 years since leaving the UA he has worked at an international research institute, a private research university, and now at a masters-level, regional comprehensive university in Southern California. His research has expanded from differential geometry and mathematical physics into K16 math and science education (supported by nearly $10M in federal grants), and he has developed and taught 16 different mathematical courses from the first year to graduate levels. As the chair of the Lecturer Evaluation Committee (analyzing the work of nearly 65 adjunct faculty), the most recent chair of the Faculty Search Committee, and a leader in the recent overhaul of the Cal Poly Mathematics Curriculum, he has played a significant role in university service as well. In this talk, Professor Caine will share his perspective on the national market for professor positions, tips for applying for the wide array of academic jobs, views of the hiring process from both sides, and experience from the early stages of an academic career.
(Refreshments will be served.)