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Essay on when to take and when to ignore academic career advice

If you are starting off an academic career, you need to listen to the experiences and ideas of others, but also need to know when to ignore them, writes Rachel Leventhal-Weiner.

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Parody of a job ad for a faculty position

ME Studies

The department of English invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in ME Studies, starting Fall 2014. Applicants should demonstrate a sustained scholarly engagement with ME. Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: research I care about, topics I've been focusing on for years, theories I am familiar with, practices I approve of, and debates already settled by ME.

Successful applicants will be less successful than I am but not so unsuccessful that it reflects poorly on ME. The lucky chosen one will have the opportunity to work with ME. Candidates must have a Ph.D. from an institution I approve of and have recommendation letters from people I know and respect but am not threatened by. Please send just the names of people you know I know by October 15th.

My university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. However, applicants who cite ME are particularly encouraged to apply.

Mead Embry is a pseudonym for an English professor.

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Essay on defining 'alt-ac' for new Ph.D. job searches

The Alt-Ac Track

To do an alt-ac search, you need to know the possibilities that are out there, write Brenda Bethman and Shaun Longstreet.

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Australian university fined for using finances as excuse to fire whistle blowing professor

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Australian court threatens $2 million fine for university after concluding that it used finances as excuse to dismiss a professor for complaining about bullying tactics by her supervisor.

Survey shows humanities grad students rarely expect to pursue alt-ac careers

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Graduate students in the humanities rarely intend to pursue non-faculty careers -- but with more of them doing so, new survey suggests that doctoral programs may need to change.

Essay on interview questions in academic job searches

Sarah Ann Fleming considers what you are likely to be asked and what you might want to ask.

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Professor held jobs at same time in Canada and Britain

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How did an academic hold full-time jobs simultaneously at universities in Canada and Britain?

Essay on issues of 'fit' when applying for jobs at teaching institutions

At teaching-oriented colleges, a search committee will be focused on how candidates match institutional values, not just their C.V.s, writes Melanie Springer Mock.

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Essay on the idea of looking for a job in city where you earn your Ph.D.

Just because you finish your Ph.D. doesn't mean you have to do a national job search, writes Rachel Leventhal-Weiner. Sometimes your best bet is to make a career where you are.

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Minority faculty at University of Pennsylvania question president's commitment to diversity

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Senior Africana studies professors at Penn pledge to skip president's dinner, saying diversity push at Penn is more talk than action.

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