Higher Education Career Advice

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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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November 3, 2016
Many of us in academe might find that we have important expertise to share in surprising ways, writes Jason D. Seacat.
November 2, 2016
Humanities departments need to recognize today’s job market and change the tenure-or-bust attitude that’s still too prevalent on many campuses, writes Marcus Cederström.
November 1, 2016
Megan Condis explores why so few students take advantage of office hours and gives some tips on how to get more of them to do so.
October 31, 2016
For many disabled scholars, the choices they face when negotiating job market accommodations are deeply complex, fraught and risky, argue Jay Dolmage and Stephanie Kerschbaum.
October 31, 2016
When graduate students are searching for jobs, should they disclose any disabilities they may have? Sue Levine explores the question.

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