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 13, 2015
Ellen Mayock reviews how to set priorities, and how that should lead you to reject most -- but not all -- service requests.
March 11, 2015
A young black female academic notices that students call her colleagues Doctor or Professor, but she is addressed by her first name. Kerry Ann Rockquemore reviews her options.
March 9, 2015
So you are a grad student or postdoc who hasn't visited the career center? Michael Matrone tells you how to get ready.
March 6, 2015
Melissa Dennihy reviews what to ask and what not to ask a search committee during an interview.
March 4, 2015
Eszter Hargittai shares tips, realizing that academics can't isolate themselves from people, some of whom will be sneezing and coughing.


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