Career Advice

A Boss Focused on Body Size


C.K. Gunsalus offers advice to an employee whose supervisors comment regularly on her appearance.

A Patronizing Colleague


C.K. Gunsalus analyzes a situation without easy solutions.

A Boss Who Plays Favorites


When your supervisor can see the merits of only one person in the division, and it's not you, options are limited, writes C.K. Gunsalus.

Revising a Writing Group

As the series comes to an end, Karen Hoelscher describes her university's effort to remake its faculty development program, and what other colleges might learn.

Scholar as Public Intellectual

Many researchers are disinclined or unprepared to communicate their ideas beyond the academy, but they should make the effort, writes William Tyson.

Reading the Creek

Karen Hoelscher and Carmen Werder offer tips on how to pitch a piece of writing to publishers.

Thanksgiving: Binge or Break?

Kerry Ann Rockquemore reviews two approaches by academics to the holiday.

The Secret

Kerry Ann Rockquemore explains how to move from paralysis to productivity on your work.

Fallout From an Accusation


A professor who brought misconduct charges against a colleague asks how to act while the process moves forward. C.K. Gunsalus considers how to handle this awkward, long period.

The Myth of the Muse

Waiting for inspiration is not a strategy to win tenure, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.


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