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Jonathan Wynn spent six years as a visiting assistant professor and offers advice (and warnings) to those who might find themselves on a similar path.

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January 28, 2011
As the series comes to an end, Karen Hoelscher describes her university's effort to remake its faculty development program, and what other colleges might learn.
January 26, 2011
Higher education can attract more faculty members to the administrative ranks and -- eventually -- presidencies by changing the way chairs, deans and provosts are guided, writes Susan Resneck Pierce.
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.

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