First Preparing for the Job Market Workshop

at The Ohio State University
November 15-16, 2013

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Department of City and Regional Planning in the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, invite you to participate in the first ACSP Preparing for the Job Market Workshop, November 15-16, in Columbus, OH.

This event is designed to provide Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. graduates with essential information regarding the job search process and foster interaction with faculty attending the administrator’s conference. Keynote speakers this year include Martin Krieger, a University of Southern California planning professor, whose ninth book, The Scholar’s Survival Manual will be out this coming Fall, and Kyle Ezell, a professor at The Ohio State University whose insights on how to package yourself will prove timely for young academics searching for an academic position. In addition we will have invited professors who will be leading a series of sessions on topics ranging from how to network effectively to jobs beyond tenure track positions.

Other highlights of the event include: (1) a poster presentation where students will present their research at a joint event with the ACSP administrator’s conference, attended by chairs and directors of urban planning programs from around the country, (2) a job talk critique panel where a panel of faculty will discuss and critique sample job talks, and (3) a CV review workshop where students will receive constructive feedback on their vitas.

If you know of a student or recent graduate you wish to participate in this workshop, please nominate him/her at the following e-mail: with the subject line NOMINATION (all caps) followed by the student’s name. In your message, please include a one-page description of the student’s dissertation research, a two-page CV, and a letter of support indicating why this workshop will be useful for the student. Note, students can self-nominate as long as they provide the required supporting materials described above. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. EST on September 13th, 2013.

The registration fee is $30. For those requiring accommodations, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Red Roof Inn hotel (441 Ackerman Road) from November 14th to November 16th at the cost of $59.49 per night plus tax (1 adult, 1 double-bed) and $63.74 per night plus tax (2 adults, 2 double-beds), but the participant is responsible for making their own reservations directly with the hotel. Dinner Friday night and breakfast and lunch on Saturday are the meals included with your registration. Participants are responsible for their own travel

We encourage participants to seek financial support (for travel expenses) from their departments; priority will be given to nominations that include a financial commitment from the participant’s institution. At this time, all we ask you to do is to email: with your nomination and supporting materials.

Please contact Sophonie Joseph or Anaid Yerena at if you have any questions regarding
the nomination process.