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New tenure-track professors receive lots of advice about turning down requests, but there are times they may benefit from saying yes, writes Melissa Dennihy.

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February 14, 2011
A faculty member shares tips for candidates for tenure-track jobs.
February 11, 2011
A young philosopher argues that it's past time to start using video for the first meetings between search committees and job candidates.
February 9, 2011
Faculty job interviews focus on the match between candidate and institution, and Thomas Wright offers ideas for making your best case.
February 7, 2011
After the cover letter and CV, there is probably no single criterion more critical to job candidates’ success than their ability to demonstrate collegiality. The ideal job candidate must be able to smile, make eye contact, and converse smoothly on topics ranging from her own research to her favorite light reading. He must be able to give a formal presentation of research, but also deliver a quick "elevator speech" on any aspect of that research at any moment.
February 4, 2011
When your supervisor can see the merits of only one person in the division, and it's not you, options are limited, writes C.K. Gunsalus.

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