Higher Education Career Advice

Career Advice

David Shorter offers advice on what you might do between now and the next academic hiring season to help land a new job.

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May 19, 2017
Academic departments normalize sexual violence when they look the other way as faculty members abuse their power in harassing or assaulting junior faculty and/or students, argues Donovan A. Steinberg.
May 18, 2017
Employment agreements for presidents are becoming increasingly complex and bear little resemblance to the typical appointment letters for faculty leaders or other senior administrators, write James Finkelstein and Judith Wilde.
May 17, 2017
Terri E. Givens describes her advancement through high school and college -- and how Ph.D. programs should value students from unconventional backgrounds who take on more than expected.
May 16, 2017
The classrooms that we as professors have tried to create -- spaces where inequities are voiced and the status quo challenged -- are becoming reality, writes Lynn Cockett. The problem is we now represent that status quo.
May 15, 2017
Briana Mohan takes a broad view of academe and careers and consider how graduate students and postdocs might best engage with the challenges of the present moment.


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