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If you are only being paid for nine months of work, and you need summers for research, you need to set some limits, writes Nate Kreuter.

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July 10, 2009
With college instructor jobs harder to come by, Kevin Brown lays out the advantages (and drawbacks) of working at independent secondary schools.
July 8, 2009
A mid-level administrator is frustrated by a lack of support and C.K. Gunsalus sees all kinds of potential problems.
July 6, 2009
A long-time adjunct evaluates non-tenure-track jobs based in part on how much control you have over the curriculum -- and explains why the issue is crucial.
July 1, 2009
I’m writing this column because: (1) I used to stare at a blank screen, and (2) I’d like to save you a modicum of misery while you are writing your dissertation. Truth be told, I don’t want to save you a modicum of misery. Rather, if you struggle with writing, I hope that you will learn to love writing (yes, this is possible!). If you already enjoy writing, I want you to increase your enjoyment and fluency.
June 29, 2009
One part of summer prep for the job market should be indulging in a few interests that don't relate directly to your scholarship, writes Teresa Mangum.

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