New Faculty Zoom with Ajenai Clemmons, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Denver


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Academic Job Search Series


Ajenai Clemmons, PhD

As part of a series of short, focused conversations with PhD and postdoc alumni who successfully navigated the academic job market during the pandemic, we'll feature we'll feature Ajenai Clemmons, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy, the Josef Korbel School of International Relations at the University of Denver. Ajenai defended her dissertation during summer 2021 after securing a job at the same institution where she completed her master's degree. She assumed her new position in fall 2021. We'll ask each guest five questions about their experiences as new faculty members: 1. Could you tell us a bit about your institution and your responsibilities there as a new assistant professor? 2. How did you adapt to changes in the application and interview process and/or onboarding for your position due to the pandemic? 3. Given the impact of the pandemic, are there any specific experiences, credentials, or qualifications (eg, online teaching experience) that your department or institution now seeks in potential hires? 4. What advice would you offer current postdocs and grad students who will be applying for faculty positions soon? 5. What is the hiring outlook at your institution? (please note that the answer to this question may be "We don't know yet.")