Higher Education Career Advice

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To stand out, a cover letter must be outstanding: smart, engaging, concrete, detailed and polished to perfection. Melissa Dennihy gives pointers on how to do that.

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March 14, 2012
New Ph.D.s in the social sciences enhance their job prospects by thinking beyond their doctoral disciplines, writes Adam Fish.
March 12, 2012
New faculty members have to pick their battles with care, writes Nate Kreuter.
March 9, 2012
“Can’t we all just get along?" No, especially if we’re on the same committee. Maria Shine Stewart takes a lighthearted look at one of academia’s heavier responsibilities.  
March 7, 2012
Emily Miller and Richard Skinner examine the challenges facing liberal arts colleges and how those might shape their next generation of presidents.
March 5, 2012
Remember your audience, kill the jargon and keep everything understandable, writes Kathryn Hume.

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