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Essay on landing an academic job when not expecting to

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On the Fence

When Eliza Woolf gave up on finding a good academic job, she landed one.

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Some art schools charge an application fee for faculty positions

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Application fees are not just for prospective students anymore: some departments, generally in the fine arts, charge fees for applications for faculty positions. 

Essay on similarities between dating and academic job-hunting

Lori A. Flores writes that both activities are bound to produce some heartbreak along the way.

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Essay explores immigration issues for traveling faculty members

Professors looking to work in other countries and regions -- and the college officials who hire them -- must be aware of the visa requirements and other potential legal hurdles, writes Natasha Baker.

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MLA list shows modest increase in job openings

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Modern Language Association numbers show that job opportunities are growing slowly in English and foreign languages.

Administrator's advice to professors about seeking and using counter-offers (essay)

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Considering whether to seek an external offer? Elizabeth Simmons discusses how your home institution is likely to respond.

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Colorado State rewrites controversial job ad

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English department originally restricted search to those who earned Ph.D.s in 2010 or later -- a limit that many said discriminated against adjuncts and older scholars.

Berkeley’s concierge helps new faculty acclimatize

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Berkeley offers an unusual perk for new faculty: a concierge who can advise them on anything from real estate to pet care.

Essay on departments that falsely claim to be open to non-internal candidates

An anonymous faculty member, fed up at being rejected in favor of internal candidates in allegedly national searches, suggests a new system for hiring.

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Essay calling on search committees to respond to candidates

It's time for search committees to treat candidates with the respect scholars on the panels would expect to receive themselves, and that means basic communication at a minimum, writes Jay Draper.

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