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AAUP session discusses off-list reference checks

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Should faculty members be concerned if administrators check references who were not supplied by job candidates?

Essay on difference between mentors and sponsors in academe

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore describes how to woo a key backer for your academic career.

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Essay on how to handle illegal questions during academic job interviews

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It's important to be prepared for illegal questions, and to think through how you want to respond to them, writes Natalie Lundsteen.

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Essay on how a Ph.D. can pursue professional development

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Time is limited, but doctoral students and postdocs need to keep adding skills, writes Thomas Magaldi.

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Visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap. One college says it does them better.

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If visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap, one college says it does them better.

New research on which groups are more likely to be hired and receive tenure in STEM

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In hiring of tenure-track STEM instructors, female, black and Latino academics have an edge, while Asians are at a disadvantage. But the picture for tenure is more nuanced -- and women with young children lose out.

A bracket for the academic job search

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Jake Livengood creates a bracket for the new Ph.D. seeking a position.

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Essay on issues of time and timing in a job search for a new Ph.D.

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Natalie Lundsteen discusses calendars and scheduling in the new Ph.D. job search.

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Essay on the messages colleges send to new hires

College send subtle and not-so-subtle messages to new faculty hires, and frequently these early lessons hurt morale and the sense of community, writes Becky Wai-Ling Packard.

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Essay on what to do when an academic job interview goes off the rails

Karla P. Zepeda recalls a set of odd and inappropriate interview questions -- and how she dealt with them.

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