Hiring

The Skill Set We Need

To thrive in this era, faculty members need to think about departments and disciplines in strategic ways that aren't taught in graduate school, writes Martin S. Edwards.

Recovery in Political Science

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Discipline shows signs of an improved job market, with strong gains in assistant professor positions. Plus a new analysis of tenure decisions.

Gadgets and the Job Search

Matt Might shares ideas on the tools you need when traveling for interviews.

Skype Interviews Should Stay

Colleges that tried the approach to save money on initial screening shouldn't go back to the meat market of conferences, writes Lynn Lubamersky.

Thoughts on Collegiality

A colleague's tragically early death prompts Teresa Mangum to consider the qualities those starting their careers need -- especially in such difficult times.

Oh the (need for) humanity…

Teresa Mangum suggests some basic rules of communication and courtesy for search committees.

Being There

Teresa Mangum considers how departments should manage on-campus interviews.

What You'll Be Asked

In my first essay, I discussed general guidelines for preparing for interviews for faculty jobs at community colleges. Now I want to be really practical. These are actual questions asked during interviews for English faculty in the past two years. You won’t be asked all of them, but my bet is that every question you might be asked is among these examples.

The colleges wish to remain anonymous, so I have identified them by number only.

Community College #1

Just Say Dough

The first best step toward a job is avoiding debt, writes Teresa Mangum.

Preparing for the Non-Academic Interview

In the first of a two-part essay, Christine Kelly reviews the stereotypes and key questions a Ph.D. will face, and how to overcome them.

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