The Chronicle of Higher Education | Manage Your Career http://chronicle.com/section/Manage-Your-Career/67/ Advice :: Manage Your Career Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:38:39 EDT <![CDATA[Making It Past the First Round]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/142253/ http://chronicle.com/article/Making-It-Past-the-First-Round/142253/ To narrow the pool, search committees often look to see which candidates have eliminated themselves through missteps.

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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Know the Vital Players in Your Career: The Head of the Tenure Committee]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/142251/ http://chronicle.com/article/Know-the-Vital-Players-in-Your/142251/ In every department, certain figures can profoundly affect your progress in academe.

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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Write a Good Book Proposal, the Sequel]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/142183/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Write-a-Good-Book/142183/ When you're trying to persuade an editor to offer you a contract, don't save your best stuff for later.

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Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Develop a TSC (Trusted Senior Colleague)]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/142107/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Develop-a-TSC-Trusted/142107/ Your first priority as a new faculty member should be to find the right allies.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Different Set of Advice for Community-College Presidents]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/142025/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Different-Set-of-Advice-for/142025/ A longtime college leader responds to Rob Jenkins's recent columns.

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Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why I Am Dropping Out of Administration]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/142027/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Am-Dropping-Out-of/142027/ Just because you want to move up doesn't mean that you will be able to do so at your preferred times and places.

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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The (Almost) Last Boomer in Graduate School]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141913/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Almost-Last-Boomer-in/141913/ Reflections from a community-college faculty member who has decided to seek a Ph.D.

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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Overbooked or Overlooked?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141845/ http://chronicle.com/article/Are-You-Overbooked-or/141845/ Women in the sciences are often loaded down with too many committee assignments yet forgotten when it comes to giving prestigious talks.

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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Visa Land]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141735/ http://chronicle.com/article/Adventures-in-Visa-Land/141735/ A thrilling romp through the labyrinths of rules and snafus on the way to an overseas job.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Giving Up Full Custody]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141733/ http://chronicle.com/article/Giving-Up-Full-Custody/141733/ A department chair who has returned to the faculty full time finds it surprisingly difficult to let go.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How We Reached This Point, Part 2]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141665/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-We-Reached-This-Point/141665/ A look back at the roots of the growing calls for reform of graduate education and the academic job market.

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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How We Reached This Point, Part 1]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141663/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-We-Reached-This-Point/141663/ A look back at the roots of the growing calls for reform of graduate education and the academic job market.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Know the Vital Players in Your Career: The Chair]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141599/ http://chronicle.com/article/Know-the-Vital-Players-in-Your/141599/ In every department, certain figures can profoundly affect your progress in academe.

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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Dissertation on Pussy Riot?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141537/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Dissertation-on-Pussy-Riot-/141537/ Such topics are supposed to be timeless. But you can make them so.

 

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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Publish a Book, Eat Cake]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141535/ http://chronicle.com/article/Publish-a-Book-Eat-Cake/141535/ We celebrate a published monograph, not because of a blind embrace of academic tradition, but because of our optimism for a colleague's future.

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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Preparing for Your 'Without Cause' Termination]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141371/ http://chronicle.com/article/Preparing-for-Your-Without/141371/ Before you sign a contract, think ahead to the unthinkable.

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Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Week One on the New Job]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141009/ http://chronicle.com/article/Week-One-on-the-New-Job/141009/ What to do, and what not to do.

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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Baby Penalty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140813/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Baby-Penalty/140813/ A new book explores the price that women in academe pay, and men don't, for having children.

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Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Itching for That Title]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140811/ http://chronicle.com/article/Itching-for-That-Title/140811/ Finally, you are a "Dr.," and you want everyone to know it.

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Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Trust Me' Is Not Enough]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140579/ http://chronicle.com/article/Trust-Me-Is-Not-Enough/140579/ How can you tell if the inside scoop you're getting is reliable?

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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Martyr, Saint, or Mentor?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140545/ http://chronicle.com/article/Martyr-Saint-or-Mentor-/140545/ A faculty member worries that helping students in a poor-stepchild Ph.D. program will be bad for his career.

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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Good Hello]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140251/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Good-Hello/140251/ A primer on post-hire etiquette at your new position.

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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Who Prepares Humanities Ph.D.'s for a Nonacademic Search?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140253/ http://chronicle.com/article/Who-Prepares-Humanities/140253/ Students find little help from their departments, and even less from their advisers.

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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[You Have the M.A. What Now?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140169/ http://chronicle.com/article/You-Have-the-MA-What-Now-/140169/ Some career-planning tips for master's students who decide to leave academe without a Ph.D.

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Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[I'm an Adjunct, Not a Volunteer]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139969/ http://chronicle.com/article/Im-an-Adjunct-Not-a/139969/ A faculty member explains why she shuns service duties in her role as a part-time instructor.

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why You Can't Find a Full-Time Job, Part 2]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139967/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-You-Cant-Find-a-Full-Time/139967/ Some of the factors preventing you from getting hired are things you can actually do something about.

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:01:00 EDT