Interview Season

Ari Kelman shares advice on preparing for and handling job interviews at academic conferences.

The 2-Year Option

Worried humanities job seekers should consider positions at community colleges, writes Tom Hurley.

Hiring at 2-Year Colleges

Tom Hurley explains what you need to know about the application and review process.

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid


In December, Inside Higher Ed graciously brought me down to the Modern Language Association conference in Philadelphia to meet with grad students about non-academic careers. On the flight from Toronto, I busied myself with reading a book called Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire. No, this was not an attempt to distinguish myself from my other MLA-bound passengers who had their noses in Cixous and Keats. It was something I picked up at the airport in the hopes that it might have some nuggets of wisdom that I could use at this stage in my own career.

How We Diversified

Two administrators at Connecticut College describe how they and their faculty colleagues changed the way professors are recruited and hired

Beyond Consanguinity

A department chairman recounts the many ways that nepotism and conflicts of Interest can interfere with the faculty hiring and promotion process.

A Brief Breath of Spring

Teresa Mangum sees a few hopeful developments in this year's gloomy job market.

Pumping on the Market

Kim Hensley Owens offers advice for nursing mothers and committees that are interviewing them.

Am I Done Yet?

When should a graduate student go on the market? Fabio Rojas offers suggestions.

Rules for Science Job Talks

Lynda F. Delph offers advice on a crucial test for job candidates.


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