Post-Ferguson, how can young scholars balance their desire to join in activism with the demands of winning tenure? Kerry Ann Rockquemore considers the issues.
Nate Kreuter seeks more productivity by making better use of those groups of minutes between major tasks.
Casey Brienza says that promoting scholarship and the common good of academe is a value that deserves support -- and that this work can also help individual careers.
Philip Guo says that the nature of academic work is different from other models, and requires new professors to learn to say no.
Most job advertisements in the humanities and social sciences make the bad mistake of positioning tenure-track search committees to learn much more about applicants’ research than their teaching. In order to make the hiring process better-reflect their needs, many departments should consider taking a teaching-centered approach to their next job search.
International graduate students are faced with an added challenge on the U.S. job market -- get a job or go home -- but it's possible to turn their foreignness to their advantage, Christopher Garland writes.
Nate Kreuter considers the realities of rejection -- and dealing with rejection -- in academic careers.
Conference coming up? Mandi Stewart offers tips for making the most of it.
Aimee LaPointe Terosky shares three key strategies.
William Bradley explains how he found perspective on the tough academic job market.
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