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Jonathan Wynn spent six years as a visiting assistant professor and offers advice (and warnings) to those who might find themselves on a similar path.

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March 16, 2011
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.
March 14, 2011
Adam Fulton discusses how to get the best offer (and risks to avoid) for those going for first tenure-track job in a tough job market.
March 11, 2011
Alain-Philippe Durand offers advice on your crucial introductions to search committees.
March 9, 2011
We tell them, but do we show them how? I’m talking about the academic sources we implore undergraduates to consult. We toss out the word "journal" so often that we could fill one with our own references. We get histrionic about the need for "credible sources," only to read papers culled from search sources that don’t show up on Google Scholar. We rail about the need to consult "experts," but plod through papers with thoughts purloined from pop culture icons and bloggers whose rants are better-developed than their command of fact. We get frustrated.
March 7, 2011
Eliza Woolf interviews a woman who gave up tenure to focus on a career path outside academe.

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