Higher Education Career Advice

Career Advice

How can academic leaders foster a culture of excellence in their departments and other units? Robert A. Easter, C. K. Gunsalus, Sebastian Wraight, Nicholas C. Burbules and Jeremy D. Meuser suggest some specific actions to take.

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March 14, 2016
In any Ph.D. job search, if there is an application process, you should read the instructions before you do anything, writes Natalie Lundsteen. You should take your time, be thoughtful and follow directions.
March 11, 2016
Roksana Badruddoja writes an open letter to her students, à la Shannon Gibney, Saida Grundy and Zandria F. Robinson.
March 10, 2016
Mentoring is an issue at all career stages, yet the demands significantly expand for midcareer faculty members, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.
March 9, 2016
It may be tempting to work longer hours, but at the end of the day, managing your time better is a huge first step toward happiness, argues Brad Had.
March 7, 2016
Thinking about metaphors as they frame your career is not merely a fun thought experiment but also a way to test assumptions you've made, writes Julia McAnallen.


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