Special Challenges

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Pursuing a U.S. Academic Career: Strategies for International Students
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Academic job searches can be challenging, and those in special circumstances may face additional challenges. International students who seek U.S. academic careers must navigate the visa system. Those who also have a spouse applying for academic jobs need to take another person into consideration when applying and negotiating offers. These resources offer some insights into how to navigate your graduate career and job search while facing special challenges.


Resources: International Students

Academic Job Search Strategies for International Students. The slides from this 2013 PFF panel offer guidance on navigating the visa regulations for international students who are seeking US academic jobs. Presented by Erping Zhu (Assistant Director, CRLT).

Resources: Dual Career Couples

Tips for the Dual Career Job Search. This handout from the 2011 PFF conference summarizes some strategies for couples facing a dual academic job search, including researching institutions, what to expect from a dual career search, and more. Prepared by Lucas Wall (Office of the Provost, U-M) and Jo Ann Munce (Dual Career Coordinator, College of LSA, U-M)

Dual Career Program at U-M. From the office of the Provost, this website offers guides to dual career searches at U-M, but much of the information is generally useful.