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Essay on feeling like an impostor on the academic job hunt

Steven J. Corbett and Teagan E. Decker consider the job search process.

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Essay on feeling of being impostors in academe

Steven J. Corbett and Teagan E. Decker reflect on challenges to confidence (and overcoming them) in graduate school.

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Positive thinking can help campus employees thrive (essay)

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Exhausted so early in the term? Yes, it can happen. Consider recharging with some positivity, advises Maria Shine Stewart.

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Essay on going on the humanities job market ABD

Gerry Canavan explains why networking matters, why "elite" status can hurt you, and some of the contradictions of trying to land a good position.

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Essay on need for graduate students to defend their rights

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Tyro Tracts

Graduate students can't afford to get taken advantage of, writes Nate Kreuter.

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How colleges can train faculty to better teach nontraditional students (essay)

In the second installment of his essay on the role of teaching in student success, Mike Rose explores how colleges can train faculty to better teach nontraditional students.

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Treat yourself right at the start of the academic year (essay)

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Kinder campuses may be altruistic, but save a little of that kindness for yourself, writes Maria Shine Stewart. There are times you need to be your own best colleague.

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Essay of advice for those going up for tenure

To earn the ultimate academic job security, think about your profession's standards, and don't think too big, writes Steve Saideman.

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Is Consulting Worth the Effort? (essay)

It can be a source of extra money on the side, but dealing with others' demands and fitting the work into a busy schedule can be tricky, writes Jessica Quillin.

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Essay on the assumption that only elite university Ph.D.s land jobs

Ph.D.s from elite universities certainly have some benefits, but they don't necessarily shine on the job market, writes Karen Kelsky.

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