Professional Development

Elizabeth Elle, Hiring Insider and SFU Departmental Chair, coming to the Academic Career Panel

March 03, 2014

“It’s shocking how badly people write cover letters.”

As Departmental Chair in Biologicial Sciences, Elizabeth Elle has seen a lot of amazing candidates do amazing things during the hiring processes that she has presided over. She has also seen a lot of amazing candidates do not so amazing things.

“Don’t tell me you want to come to SFU because you love skiing and want to live in Vancouver…Don’t say you hate another university…And never assume you have the job.”

Landing an academic position requires understanding and meeting the expectations of hiring committees from the moment you draft your application package to the moment you step into the restaurant for your informal ‘meet-and-greet’ with prospective colleagues.

Want to learn what’s on Elizabeth list of ‘dos’ so you can better strategize towards landing your academic dream job? Hear her speak about her experience as a hiring committee member at the March 11 Academic Career Panel.

This panel will also include faculty from UBC, Camous College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Thompson Rivers University Open Learning. For a complete list of presenter bios please see this post

Date: March 11, 2014
 2–4 pm  
 IRMACS theatre, ASB 10900  Applied Sciences Building, Burnaby campus. Light refreshments will be served. 
Registration required: 
Register for this event through our websurvey.

Livestream: The event will be live-streamed in real-time for those unable to attend in person. Please go to: in advance of the event to check that your software is up-to-date and you are able to view the event.



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