Higher Education Career Advice

Career Advice

George Justice and Carolyn Dever offer practical information to faculty members considering joining the administration and others who just want a peek inside it.

Advice Columnists


March 22, 2017
C. K. Gunsalus, Richard P. Wheeler and Ruth Watkins recommend five linked steps to help academic leaders improve struggling units.
March 21, 2017
As our national political dialogue veers toward personal attack and speculation and away from meaningful and civil exchange, we should require our students to read a national newspaper and discuss its content, and then test them on it, writes Susan Siena.
March 20, 2017
It's important to realize that employers see the world differently than you do and to understand their specific emotional states, advises Joseph Barber.
March 17, 2017
When the alleged perpetrator is a person with whom we feel some sort of affiliation or reverence, we start to make excuses and bend over backward to deny the plausibility of the victim’s experience, writes Jamie L. Small.
March 16, 2017
Faculty members without tenure have to weigh issues of silence and voice against the hope and need for job security. Deborah J. Cohan gives advice on how to navigate it all.


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