Career Advice

Models for Post-University Life

With higher education no longer a reliable patron of work in arts and letters, it's time to consider new approaches to living the life of the mind, writes Andrew Taggart.

The Answers That Matter

Alain-Philippe Durand considers the many ways you interact with a search committee, and why they all matter.

Dual Career Administrators

Michael and Carol Harter write about rising through the ranks, trade-offs and commutes.

Getting Comfortable With 'Business'

Many higher education professionals may be intrigued yet intimidated by the idea of starting their own business or doing consulting on the side. Yet, the world of business offers a spectrum of opportunities for anyone with an idea and a plan of attack.

Being COMPetitive

Randall McClure considers how literature scholars facing a terrible job market can become good candidates for writing positions.

Our Failure of Imagination

Andrew Taggart continues his consideration of the life of the mind, outside the university.

Prepping for the Campus Visit

Alain-Philippe Durand describes how to improve your odds of going from finalist to the one who receives the offer.

What to Tell Your Grad Students

Faculty members need to learn about non-academic careers and talk up those options, writes Christine Kelly.

Resetting Priorities

Beyond looking for jobs, writes Monica F. Jacobe, new Ph.D.s need to ask themselves tough questions about what really matters.

The Flawed Middle

The procedures of most search committees make sense at the beginning and end of the process, writes Adam Kotsko, but not in between.

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