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Advice

Academic Job Hunts From Hell: Keep on Script

The job interview is not a spontaneous exchange, it’s a minefield.

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Vitae

Time Is a Feminist Issue in Academia, Too

The creep of academic work has been met by the creep of caregiving duties.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Can I Parlay a Tenure-Track Offer Into a Non-Tenure-Track Job?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: When to tell an employer you're leaving; what to say to a student who says, "But I always get a 4.0!"

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Advice

Academic Job Hunts From Hell

In a continuing series, David D. Perlmutter explores the less-than-pleasant aspects of the faculty job hunt for candidates.

 

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Vitae

Why Take a Job at an Evangelical College? To Help Students

Even if you're a poor fit at a conservative institution, your presence there may be a lifeline to young people who've always felt rejected by their Christian communities.

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Advice

Don't Be Cruel

Unwarranted praise of student writing is counterproductive, but too much negativity is far more damaging.

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Vitae

How to Prune Jargon From Your Popular Writing

The single worst habit we academics have is using overly complicated language to express complex ideas.

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Vitae

Resources for the Academic Solo Artist

What's an independent scholar to do without access to an academic library?

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Vitae

Your Dissertation Begins in Your First Seminar

It’s never too early to master the act of successful, meticulous, long-form research.

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Advice

Should They Promote the Face of Gloom?

My colleague makes people miserable, and it’s holding her career back.

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Vitae

Will My Offer Be Rescinded if I Negotiate?

It's still rare for tenure-track offers to be withdrawn, but it does happen. Here are the red flags.

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Advice

Inside the Graduate-Admissions Process

A study finds the pervasive misuse of test scores and too much homophily.

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Vitae

My Post-Promotion Clarity

Is there an equivalent of the posttenure blues for contingent faculty members who have received a promotion?

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Am I a Professor or a Tech-Support Specialist?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: excused absences, negotiating a later start date, and how grants are paid.

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Vitae

What Part-Timers Wish Full-Timers Knew

If we had license to speak freely to our full-time counterparts, here’s what we would say.

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Vitae

The Community-College Interview: The Process

If you haven’t heard back yet about an interview, it’s too soon to fret. Two-year colleges operate on a different hiring calendar.

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Advice

The Job Market Across the Pond

What American job candidates should keep in mind as they apply to British universities.

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Vitae

The Limits of Facts in Teaching

Telling students facts to correct their misperceptions may serve only to reinforce them.

 

 

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Vitae

Applying to a Public Regional University?

Here’s what you need to know before you apply, and certainly before you arrive for your interview.

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Advice

Feeding English Majors in the 21st Century

A new course teaches humanities majors how to market themselves for the new economic normal.