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 22, 2017
You should always focus on making your networking contacts feel good -- and make sure your interaction is a positive experience for them, advises Joseph Barber.
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.

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