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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May 21, 2014
Sonja Ardoin explains how to identify good openings and how to decode job descriptions.
May 19, 2014
When we write, we need periodically to rethink where, how and with whom we do so, suggests Nate Kreuter.
May 16, 2014
As the academic leadership pipeline dries up, colleges should adjust their policies to give non-tenure-track faculty a better shot at administrative jobs, Kristan Venegas and Adrianna Kezar argue.
May 14, 2014
Sometimes, graduate students looking for their first jobs need to ignore what their faculty advisers think is best, writes Eric Anthony Grollman.
May 12, 2014
Higher education could benefit from moving away from the dichotomy in jobs between those who teach and those who manage, writes Michael J. Cripps.

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