New Faculty Zoom with Rachel Gevlin, PhD, Assistant Professor of English, Birmingham-Southern College


event sponsored by

Office of Postdoctoral Services &

Graduate School


Academic Job Search Series


Rachel Gevlin, 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 Rachel Gevlin, PhD'20 (English), Assistant Professor of English at Birmingham-Southern College. Rachel served as Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Monmouth College during 2020-21 and began her role at Birmingham-Southern 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.")