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To stand out, a cover letter must be outstanding: smart, engaging, concrete, detailed and polished to perfection. Melissa Dennihy gives pointers on how to do that.

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March 15, 2013
Early career faculty should demonstrate leadership through projects that also advance their teaching and research programs, Elizabeth Simmons writes.
March 13, 2013
At teaching-oriented colleges, a search committee will be focused on how candidates match institutional values, not just their C.V.s, writes Melanie Springer Mock.
March 11, 2013
Sometimes grad students need more support than they can find on campus, writes Rachel Leventhal-Weiner.
March 8, 2013
Jane Haladay reflects on productivity gained when flying -- and the distractions that complicate life on the ground.
March 6, 2013
The time comes eventually for most professors: watching a tryout for an eventual successor. Lezlie Laws considers the implications for herself and her institution.

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