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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 73 | Submission: 10614 | Sponsor(s): (OB, IM)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 10 2018 10:15AM - 12:15PM at Sheraton Grand Chicago in Gold Coast
Reaching the American Dream: Strategies for Non-US Scholars to Succeed in the US Jobs Market
Reaching the American Dream

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Organizer: Mandy Brouwer, Utrecht U.
Organizer: Alexander Newman, Deakin U.
Speaker: David A. Jones, U. of Vermont
Speaker: Kenneth De Roeck, U. of Vermont
Speaker: Lindred L. Greer, Stanford GSB
Speaker: Jasmien Khattab, U. of Virginia Darden School of Business
Many management scholars from outside of the US are interested in working in American business schools. Despite this interest many non- US candidates in the job market lack information on how to best navigate this competitive jobs market and obtain commensurate employment. This PDW is designed for both young and mid-career OB scholars who would like more information on seeking and obtaining employment at US business schools. It will bring together panelists currently working at schools in the US, who were trained overseas, and faculty who have been involved in recruiting scholars from outside the US. By hearing from each side, participants will be able to hear different perspectives from those both seeking employment in the ‘major league’ as well as from those on the hiring side for the ‘major league’. The panel will highlight strategies for applying for and obtaining employment in the US, identify the key challenges faced by non-US scholars in the job search, application and interview process, and reflect on the tacit knowledge gained from their own experience. Topics for discussion include: What does the job search, application and selection process look like? What types of business schools are there in the US and how do different schools evaluate non- US candidates on the jobs market? What are key challenges faced by candidates in adapting to the national culture and university system? The PDW includes individual presentations by panelists, roundtable discussions focusing on strategies for job candidates at different stages in their careers, and a closing Q&A.
Pre-registration is required for this session. To register online, please visit The deadline to register online is August 9, 2018.
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