Higher Education Career Advice

Career Advice

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While a time-consuming task for seasoned professors, it can be much more daunting for junior faculty who may never have seen a letter of recommendation before, including those sent on their behalf, writes Mohammed Albakry.

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December 5, 2022
Universities offer support for attending conferences or visiting archives, but it’s harder for trainees to find funding for professional development opportunities that lie outside academic research, write Baron Haber, Shawn Warner and Arica Lubin.
December 2, 2022
Universities should recognize and reconsider the differential treatment they offer Global South students fleeing persecution, writes Isabella Aung.
December 1, 2022
Higher education must do much more to support and value the intellectual, scholarly work of teaching, write Martha Diede, Jessica Dewey and Michelle Pautz.
November 30, 2022
If you’re to begin teaching soon and have received little (or no) instruction, how can you prepare so your experience isn’t demoralizing? Aeron Haynie and Stephanie Spong offer suggestions.
November 29, 2022
Elizabeth H. Simmons answers colleagues’ questions about smoothing the pathway toward a fulfilling retirement.



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