Higher Education Career Advice

Career Advice

Brady Smith and Chandani Patel, both Ph.D.s, were in the same field, shared the same dissertation committee and wound up applying to most of the same jobs. They share their advice for how they have made their dual careers work.

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May 5, 2014
Mike Strayer offers strategies for finishing a doctoral program in a timely way -- even in the humanities. And he offers ideas on how departments can help.
May 2, 2014
Ulf Kirchdorfer offers a paean to the retired professors who mentored him -- and wonders if other people miss their senior colleagues as much as he does.
April 30, 2014
The United States needs experts on Russia. But Mark Lawrence Schrad, one such expert, describes how difficult it is to find a job in academe with this specialty.
April 28, 2014
It's time to be honest about how psychologically and professionally damaging the tenure process is, even to those who succeed, writes Cheryl E. Ball.
April 25, 2014
Departments favor candidates who seem like they will fit in, and there's nothing wrong with that, writes Jeffrey A. Johnson.

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