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Frantic? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Rena Seltzer recommends five ways that women in academe can avoid being pulled in too many directions.

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January 24, 2011
Well now, there's The Economist with this year’s “Doctorates are a Waste of Time” article. This piece falls in line with 2009’s New York Times article about the awful academic job market, helpfully illustrated with photos of glum-looking Ph.D.s who either can’t find a job or settled for an academic job — the horror! — in the Deep South.
January 21, 2011
Many researchers are disinclined or unprepared to communicate their ideas beyond the academy, but they should make the effort, writes William Tyson.
January 19, 2011
You were a finalist, but didn't get the job. Christine Kelly discusses how to move on.
January 17, 2011
Eliza Woolf considers the advantages of teaching outside the college setting -- and how to get such a position.
January 14, 2011
In the latest installment of their series on writing for the academy, Carmen Werder and Karen Hoelscher discuss the importance of proofreading and editing.


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