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Access, Small Gods and Academia

Conversations about job precarity in higher ed often turn to leaving the academy for “industry.” But what, Kay Sohini asks, is the industry for a lit grad?

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The Strategy Trap

Don’t prioritize the strategy, which often fails, over the strategist, writes Ryan Hays, as generating better strategies requires cultivating better strategists.

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Creating Strong Near-Peer Mentoring Programs

Natalie Miller and Sonali Majumdar outline how to develop such programs for grad student well-being and professional development.

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Do Academic Sabbaticals Offer Space to Rest?

Hanna Tervanotko explores questions about the purpose of a sabbatical today, such as whether it should primarily serve the individual or the institution.

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How Colleges Can Perfect On-Site Interviews

Patricia Hastie and Alycia Johnson suggest some key ways to leave a positive and lasting impression on job candidates who come to your campus.

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10 Pointers for a Successful Faculty Interview

Claire Williams Bridgwater offers advice to help you find the right workplace when you are pursuing an entry-level job.

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How Scholarly Societies Can Increase Inclusivity

Claire Burridge and Misa Nguyen present a guide to practices that can support historically marginalized individuals and benefit academic communities.

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The Incalculable Benefits of an Advisory Network

It expands upon the idea of mentorship and broadens who can help you make decisions as you chart your career journey, writes Anne Meyer-Minor.