An Academic in America
What academic job searches have in common with presidential debates.
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- No More Digitally Challenged Liberal-Arts Majors
Beyond the Ivory Tower
How to make the best case to an outsider evaluating your promotion.
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A panel discussion and a speech by the association's president emphasize the problems faced by instructors off the tenure track.
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Latest Manage-Your-Career Columns
To narrow the pool, search committees often look to see which candidates have eliminated themselves through missteps.
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Harold Scheub engaged thousands of students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison with stories he had collected in African villages.
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First Time on the Market?
Going on the academic job market for the first time? Here are some things you should know.
The CV Doctor
Our experts offer advice on preparing strong academic CV's and résumés for nonacademic jobs.