Cheryl E. Ball explains the various ways job candidates in humanities fields are asked to describe what they study -- and why these descriptions are important.
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Grad students face real risks by going on the market before they are ready, writes Cheryl E. Ball.
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.
Cheryl E. Ball explains how a recent online debate missed truly important issues about mentorship.
But you won't get much of anything if you don't negotiate, says Cheryl E. Ball.
Even if you think you flubbed a question or two, don't give up on the job or the experience, writes Cheryl E. Ball.
Cheryl E. Ball tells you how to prepare -- and then how to prepare some more.
Cheryl E. Ball urges academics starting their careers not to be too quick to rule out certain parts of the United States as suitable places in which to work and live.
Cheryl E. Ball walks through what you'll need when you are asked for "additional materials."